I’m Megan Janetsky, an Arizona and Washington D.C.-based reporter and photographer with a passion for enterprise and immigration reporting.

I am currently working full time reporting intern for OpenSecrets.org or the Center for Responsive Politics where I am investigating money in politics. 

My work has been featured by USA Today, BBC, Huffington Post, Think Progress, POLITICO, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, OpenSecrets.org, The Arizona Republic, The Detroit Free Press, The Hill and various outlets throughout the United States.

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Recently, I worked as an investigative reporter for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, as part-time as a breaking news reporting intern for The Arizona Republic,  and as a border and immigration beat reporter in Washington D.C. for Cronkite News & Arizona PBS, where I did everything from reporting on-scene at the Alexandria Congressional shooting to working as a credentialed Capitol reporter.

This past year I also worked as an investigative reporter in central Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexico border for the Southwest Borderlands Initiative, a long-time investigative international reporting project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I traveled to Querétaro, Mexico to report on the impacts of NAFTA and the Trump presidency in the area. There I set up and embedded with ground sources, traveling through the rural areas of the Mexican state alongside a photographer. You can hear us discuss the project and get more details here.

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Reporting in the highlands of Querétaro, Mexico in March 2017. (Photo: Johanna Huckeba)

My goal as a reporter is to find, to see and to tell – to seek out stories that aren’t being told and tell them creatively, whether that be through written word, photography, graphics or video.

I fell in love with journalism at a young age when I found myself living in a state (Arizona) constantly circulating through the news. It’s something I believe I was born to do, telling my family as a bumbly four-year-old that when I grew up, I was “going to be an explorer.” That innate curiosity still holds true in my 20’s.

Beyond journalism, I love to travel – my major goal in life is to hit all seven continents. I also love to read, hike, photograph, and advocate for the use of Oxford Commas.

But usually, I can’t seem to keep away from the newsroom for long.

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Interviewing Jimmy Carter for The State Press (Photo: Ben Moffat)

My past experience also includes working as a breaking news and digital production intern for The Arizona Republic, where I’ve had multiple stories featured by USA Today. I’ve worked for three years as an editor and reporter for the award-winning online publication The State Press, a music reporter for Phoenix New Times, a politics reporting intern for Arizona Capitol Times and public relations coordinator for Find Your Influence.

This May, I’m going to be finishing my degree in journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a certificate in religion and conflict.

Have an inquiry or news tip? Contact me at meganjanetsky@gmail.com or 602-334-9360.