Erin Siegal McIntyre is an investigative journalist, author and professor based in Tijuana. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Latino USA, and various other media outlets. She’s also worked as an on-camera investigative reporter and producer for Univision Documentales in Miami, and a border reporter for the Fronteras Desk. Erin is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a consultant for Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE), a project of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

Siegal McIntyre’s first book of investigative reporting exposed fraudulent, criminal, and corrupt practices in international adoption between Guatemala and the United States. Finding Fernanda (Beacon Press) was honored by the Overseas Press Club of America with a Robert Spiers Benjamin Award citation for best reporting in any medium on Latin America. The title also earned an SPJ James Madison Award, a Gold IPPY Award, and an International Latino Book Award. Finding Fernanda was the basis for an hour-long CBS special investigation that won a 2015 News Emmy.

Erin holds a Masters degree from Columbia University, where she was a 2008-2009 Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons.

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