Megan Twohey is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who serves for The New York Times. Besides, the American-native has also written investigative reports for Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Megan Twohey Bio & Family; Age, Birthday, Height, Education
The talented journalist was born as Megan Twohey in Evanston, Illinois, the United States. She is the one who likes to keep her date of birth and age a secret from the prying eyes. Nevertheless, looking at her pictures, we can assume that she has at least passed her 30th birthday.
Megan was born and raised in a media-related family. Both of her parents had a recognizable stint in the field of journalism. Her father, John Twohey was an editor for the Chicago Tribune. On the other hand, her mother, Mary Jane Twohey produced news for TV.
Standing tall at a decent height, Megan went to Evanston Township High School for her early education. Eventually, she graduated from Georgetown University in 1998.
Megan Following Her Parents’ Legacy
Megan’s passion for journalism comes from the tremendous career of her parents in the same field. Her father, John, joined the Chicago Tribune in 1997 after serving for five years as a design director for the Washington Post.
John held various newsroom management positions including associate managing editor for features, sports editor, Sunday magazine editor, and editor of the Op-Ed page at the Tribune. He also served as a vice president of the Tribune Company’s content-licensing agency.
Likewise, her mother, Mary, worked as a Congressional aide and as a news producer at WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. Besides, she served for many years as a spokesperson and media-relations manager for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
What Is She Doing Now? Her Investigative Career
As of now, Megan is serving as a reporter for The New York Times since joining the newspaper in 2016. She initially investigated Donald Trump’s history of paying taxes, possible business to Russia, and his past treatment of women.
Back in 2009, Megan reported in the Chicago Tribune that several suburban police departments around Chicago were not submitting all rape kits for testing. A year later, Illinois became the first U.S. state to require every rape kit to be tested. Likewise, from 2010 to 2011, she published a series of articles in the Chicago Tribune detailing cases of doctors who had been convicted of violent felonies or sex crimes and were still practicing and abusing patients.
Furthermore, in 2013, Megan published an investigative report in Reuters News detailing how some people in the U.S. were using the internet to find places to abandon their adopted children. Later in 2017, she and Jodi Kantor co-wrote a The New York Times exposé on sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein.
Megan’s Family Life With Husband & Daughter
Amidst the mounting success she has received as an investigative reporter, Megan Twohey leads a pleasing relationship life with the company of her husband and a beautiful daughter. She has been married to a literary agent husband named Jim Rutman.
Megan has always received great career support from her partner. Though she likes to keep her personal life on a low profile, she often Tweets and shares Instagram posts mentioning her husband. Besides, she also shares the exciting moments with her daughter as the reporter was last seen dancing with her little one on 18 April 2020.
The family of three resides happily in Brooklyn.
Some Interesting Facts About Megan Twohey
- Megan won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2014.
- Her and Jodi’s report about Harvey Weinstein detailing decades of sexual abuse allegations and more than 80 women publicly accused Weinstein of sexual abuse or assault led to Harvey’s firing and helped start the viral #MeToo movement.
- Megan and Jodi won the George Polk Award and were named to Time magazine list of 100 most influential people of the year.
- Her and Jodi’s subsequent book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement about the Weinstein investigation, was ranked as one 2019’s best books by the New York Public Library, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time.
- Megan is also a contributor to NBC and MSNBC.
- She is active on Twitter with over 61.9k followers and has the Instagram followers of more than 4.8k.