Director of Media and Communications
Shaunagh Connaire is the Director of Communications and Media at the Foundation where she leads the communications team. Previously Shaunagh was an Editor at the Financial Times in New York, a correspondent for Channel 4 Dispatches and Unreported World in the UK and a producer at the BBC. She is also the creator and host of the Media Tribe podcast.
Shaunagh was nominated for an Emmy award and won a Gerald Loeb award in 2021 for her PBS Frontline and Financial Times investigation, ‘Opioids, Inc’. She was also nominated for an Emmy award and won a duPont-Columbia award in 2015 for her PBS Frontline and Channel 4 documentary ‘Ebola Outbreak’. In 2021, Shaunagh was the first female recipient of the ‘Freedom of County Longford’ in Ireland.
Shaunagh’s work has been published in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Irish Times, openDemocracy, and the Irish Independent. She has reported on LGBTQ rights and conversion therapy, covered the refugee crisis in the Middle East, reported on women’s rights in Ireland, and investigated the role of Wall Street in the opioid crisis in the US.
Shaunagh is a TEDx speaker and holds an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths University in London and a BComm with French from University College Dublin. Shaunagh previously trained as an accountant with KPMG.
Shaunagh was an Editor at the Financial Times in New York, a correspondent for Channel 4 Dispatches and Unreported World in the UK and a producer at the BBC.