Danielle Mackey



Based in San Salvador and sometimes New York.  Iowan.

Investigative, longform journalist interested in security and development in Central America and the U.S.

My work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others.

I’m pursuing a project about security policies and gangs, thanks to grants from the Fund for Constitutional Government and the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and a Senior Fellow appointment at the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University. Additionally, I’m on a team investigating regional corruption for El Faro, in conjunction with Contra Corriente, funded by the International Women’s Media Foundation. Finally, I’m an Adjunct Lecturer in the Journalism department at the City University of New York (CUNY) — Lehman College.

I’ve spent most of the past decade in El Salvador. Former NGO-worker and horse trainer. Alum of the NYU Global Journalism/Latin American Studies M.A.

Fan of the Latin American cuento & crónica; property of the sassiest Salvadoran cat; have discovered life’s one objective truth: it’s always time for more coffee.


Contact me via email (dmack08@gmail.com), or write me for Signal number. Résumé here.

PGP: 3AA4 8D50 809F ADB2 0A1C CCB1 B524 CDEB 5528 528A

Member:  Expert Network, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
Investigative Reporters & Editors.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists’ Association.

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