Los Angeles

Megan Finnerty

  • Features Reporter, Founder of the Arizona Storytellers Project
  • The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com

Megan is a reporter and storytelling consultant. She writes, and talks, about feelings. A lot. She reports on issues of identity as seen through the lenses of fashion, food and drink, relationships and the pursuit of idle pleasures. In 2015, she was named by Editor & Publisher as one of 25 under 35 legacy newsroom leaders. In 2011, Megan founded, and still host, the Arizona Storytellers Project. In 2012, it won a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award and a National Headliner Award for first place in Journalistic Innovation. She's obsessed with the idea that oral storytelling and journalism are dedicated to the same goals: serving and reflecting a community while fostering empathy among those people. She feels strongly about NPR, feminism, cocktails and her hair. She prefers a bold lip to a smoky eye.