Thanks for visiting. I’m a writer, editor and recently a podcast host. I also wrote a humor book about the end of the world.
- The Extortion Economy (MIT Technology Review, ProPublica)
- How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic (ProPublica)
A Short Bio
Meg has held senior editorial positions at ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal and Axios, and is the host and co-executive producer of The Extortion Economy, an investigative podcast from ProPublica and MIT Technology Review.
At ProPublica her team’s work was honored with the 2021 National Magazine Award for Social Media, and she co-edited the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
She is also formerly the editor and head of product of Consumerist, a Gawker Media publication that was acquired by Consumer Reports. During her tenure, Consumerist produced deeply reported coverage of topics such as fraud, surprise medical bills, for-profit colleges, telecom policy, consumer privacy and product safety.
She is the author of Field Guide to the Apocalypse, a satirical guide to surviving the end of the world published by Simon & Schuster in 2005, well in advance of the actual end times.