Malachy Browne grew up in County Limerick, in Ireland, attending University College Dublin and the University of Limerick. Prior to joining The New York Times in 2016, Mr. Browne worked as a reporter and editor at Storyful and Reported.ly, two social journalism startups; at Village, a current affairs magazine in Ireland; and as a computer programmer.
He has led investigations into Russian airstrikes on hospitals in Syria, the Las Vegas mass shooting, chemical weapons attacks in Syria, extra-judicial military shootings in Nigeria, the Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, and the killing of a young Palestinian medic along the Gaza-Israel border. These and other stories have received a George Polk Award, two News and Documentary Emmys, three Overseas Press Club of America Awards, and Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, a Pulitzer Prize (2020) and a Pulitzer finalist citation (2017). In 2020, Malachy’s work focused on issues of race and policing in America and included investigations into the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Rayshard Brooks.
Malachy joined Elizabeth in conversation as he discussed his career and his experiences as a journalist and immigrant in America, and how technology and social media are changing the nature of modern journalism.