Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter for The New York Times and Best-Selling Author
Megan Twohey is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a best-selling author.
In 2017, she and Jodi Kantor broke the story of Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein’s long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse, which helped ignite the #MeToo movement. Together with a team of colleagues who exposed harassment across industries, they were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism’s highest award. They also received or shared in numerous other honors, including a George Polk award and being named to Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of the year.
“She Said,” Twohey and Kantor’s book that takes readers behind the scenes of the Weinstein investigation, was called “an instant classic of investigative journalism” by the Washington Post and one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Public Library, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time and other publications. Along with Ruby Shamir, they wrote another edition, “Chasing the Truth,” geared specifically for young readers who aspire to investigative journalism, layering in reporting tips and advice.
Ms. Twohey has also investigated Donald J. Trump, revealing allegations of sexual misconduct against him and helping to illuminate illegal efforts to silence women who claimed they had affairs with him. She exposed a black market for adopted children in a series that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
She has reported on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and how Bill Gates shaped the global market of vaccines. Her most recent investigation, of a suicide website run by two shadowy figures and linked to the deaths of many young people, has prompted Congressional inquiries and criminal investigations.