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Megan Finnerty

Editor, Consultant, Curator, Storytelling Coach, Self-Employed


United States

Megan Finnerty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and storytelling consultant who creates transformation for nonprofits, brands and communities. She is an empathetic, energetic, civic-minded leader, storytelling expert and journalism-idea machine. Megan was part of a team of journalists who won the 2018 Pulitzer for explanatory journalism. And as founder and former director of the Storytellers Project, a nationwide series of live storytelling events from Gannett/The USA TODAY Network, Megan’s processes have helped more than 6,000 people tell stories in front of more than 100,000 audience members in 25+ cities, driving subscriptions, revenue and brand affinity for a Fortune 500 media company and collaborating with everyone from NASA to the NAACP. As a narrative consultant and storytelling coach, she’s worked with national boards, Silicon Valley startups, Fortune 100 multi-national organizations, and more. She graduated from Purdue University, and was a news features reporter at The Arizona Republic for 14 years. She feels strongly about feminism, cocktails, and NPR, and prefers a bold lip to a smoky eye.