Megan O’Toole is an award-winning investigative and data journalist with a career spanning two decades. She has reported from more than a dozen countries worldwide on a broad range of topics, from the war on ISIS, to the Israeli siege of Gaza, to the economic impact of US sanctions on Iran, to the refugee crisis along the Mediterranean. As an international editor, she has managed dozens of journalists throughout the Middle East and North Africa, handling the commissioning and editing of stories from across the region.
Megan’s work has won a variety of accolades, including an award from Amnesty International for her coverage of indigenous land rights. She was part of the largest collaborative investigation in Canadian journalism history, Tainted Water, a prize-winning series that exposed unsafe levels of lead in drinking water and spurred government action from coast to coast. A Pulitzer Center grantee, Megan also serves as a mentor with the Coalition for Women in Journalism, and her work is featured in the Data Journalism Handbook 2: Towards a Critical Data Practice.