I'm a New Zealand journalist living in New York, specializing in global investigative reporting. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, VICE, Toronto Star and more. I’m especially interested in law, politics and power.
In 2018, I completed a yearlong reporting fellowship with Columbia Journalism Investigations, producing front-page stories about the downfall of the Trump International Hotel in Toronto, and the Hollywood storm chaser who unwittingly upended Mexico’s multimilion catastrophe bond program. For The New York Times, I examined the spike in detention and deportation of New Zealanders in Australia, and contributed reporting to a large-scale data investigation that revealed a decline in financial penalties against corporate wrongdoers under the Trump administration. Before moving to the US, I spent three years working as a cross-platform news reporter for SBS Australia—a public broadcaster—where I investigated allegations of harassment and aggressive sales tactics at a Melbourne tertiary institute, and travelled to Cambodia to cover development issues as a reporting fellow with the Asia Pacific Journalism Center.
I graduated with an MA in politics and global affairs from Columbia Journalism School, where I was awarded the Mintz grant and the James A. Wechsler Memorial Award for best reporting on a national issue. I previously received degrees in law and arts from The University of Auckland, and was admitted to the bar as a barrister and solicitor in 2010. I am the recipient of grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.