I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based freelance journalist covering immigration, displacement, human rights and politics in South America. I also write for Colombia Reports, one of the continent's biggest English news publications.

I love telling stories of people — taking human stories and connecting them to a larger issue. That work has taken me everywhere from the basement of the U.S. Capitol building to the rural reaches of central Mexico.

Previously, I reported along the U.S.-Mexico border for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and The Arizona Republic, investigating the impacts of U.S. policy on the borderlands. More recently, I reported in Washington D.C. for OpenSecrets.org where I investigated the Trump administration, the 2018 midterm elections and dark money, and in the U.S. Capitol covering immigration and the border for Arizona PBS/Cronkite News.

My work has been featured by BBC World Service, USA Today, C-SPAN, Poynter, POLITICO, HuffPost, ThinkProgress, TruthOut, Refinery29, Detroit Free Press, Sojourners, The Bogota Post and more.

More importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, cacti and over-priced cheese.

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2018.


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