I’m Megan Janetsky, a Medellín, Colombia-based reporter and photographer with a passion for enterprise, political and immigration storytelling. Currently, I work as a freelance journalist, covering issues facing the country for Colombia Reports

En Colombia, espero contar las historias que otros periodistas y periódicos no cuentan.

I’ve reported everywhere from the rural reaches of central Mexico, to the basement of the U.S. Capitol building, to a dimly lit parking lot somewhere around the intersection of Tennessee and Arkansas. 

I love telling stories of people — taking human stories and connecting them to a larger issue. Most importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, travel writing, overpriced cheeses and conversations laced with sarcasm.

I spent the bulk of the past year in Washington D.C. Most recently, I investigated the Trump administration, the 2018 midterm elections and dark money for OpenSecrets.org as an investigative reporting intern. In April, my story on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s ties to the Koch Brothers was cited during his Senate confirmation hearing and printed in its entirety in the Congressional Record. Previously, I worked in various reporting roles at The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

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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