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The Washington Post profiled me! Here's the article.
"Covering the trials of hip-hop celebs made Meghann Cuniff a star on social media. Now, she’s translating legalese for the masses."
I am proud to say I was profiled by The Washington Post. The article by Anne Branigin, a features reporter with the Style section, is online now and will be in print soon.
Click here to read the article: “The rise of ‘Meghann Thee Reporter,’ the Internet’s favorite court insider.”
Anne traveled to California to meet with me in person. She spent several hours with me at my home, and she joined me at the new federal courthouse in Los Angeles for two days of trial watching, mostly focused on the Conception boat captain’s manslaughter trial. A photographer also photographed me at my home and at the courthouse.
I am very flattered by the Post profile and honored to have been selected. It discusses my background and quotes people who know me and my work, including my longtime friend and former colleague Shadra Beesley and two lawyers and friends I met through my journalism, Richard Marmaro and Clark Brewster.
Cuniff was a standout reporter at the Daily Emerald, according to Beesley. Cuniff wrote more stories than other students, stayed out in the field longer and made fewer mistakes. And then there was her temperament — she is always “on,” Beesley said. Even when they go camping, Cuniff is constantly checking her phone for news, so long as she can get a signal. But she’s also unflappable, Beesley added, always “the calm in the center of the storm.”
Thank you, Anne, for your hard work and attention to detail, and thank you, Zaydee Sanchez, for your great photos. Thank you, Shadra, Rich and Clark for your kind comments, and thank you to everyone else who has supported me and my work over the years.
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Anne was with me for two podcast interviews. One was with Jackie Rae of the Long Beach Post, which you can watch below. It includes discussion of my career and how I got into legal affairs reporting.
The other is my discussion with Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim for Slate Magazine’s ICYMI podcast, including about my first Internet memory, how I ended up reporting on Cesar Pina’s federal wire fraud case involving DJ Envy and, of course, my bob. Find the full episode on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
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