I am a writer and documentary film producer, born in Toronto and based in New York. I'm also a National Fellow at New America.
My first book, The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die, will be published on March 2, 2020, by St. Martin's Press (US/Canada) and Atlantic Books (UK/Europe). You can pre-order it here. And get a taste for it here — in this California Sunday article, 'Her Time.'
My most recent project was a months-long investigation into the first COVID outbreak in an American nursing home — and, more broadly, the growth of the for-profit nursing home industry. ('What Happened in Room 10?' California Sunday.)
Previously, I worked as a documentary film correspondent & producer at NBC News. I reported on illegal nursing home evictions, the black market for abortion pills, a controversy over the definition of death, a suspicious Taser death in Texas, an effort to track down brain tissue stolen from Holocaust victims, the financial struggles of Charlottesville rally survivors, a fake royal family in Serbia, fake news in Idaho, and the opening of old secret police archives in Albania — among other subjects. I appeared on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News, and regularly on MSNBC.
Before that, I worked as a foreign correspondent for VICE News, based in London, and a roaming Europe reporter for Maclean's, Canada's largest news magazine. I contributed to news organizations across North America, and won a Canada National Magazine Award for my coverage of Ukraine's Euromaidan revolution. In a former life, I was a graduate student of History and Philosophy at Oxford University, and worked as a researcher for the historian Timothy Garton Ash. This Radiolab podcast and this article — about colonial crimes in Kenya and British government efforts to hush them up — are good examples of my history-focused journalism.
I am represented by Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates (London) and William Callahan of Inkwell Management Literary Agency (NYC).
© 2020 by Katie Engelhart