Jess McHugh is a breaking news writer and editor who has reported from North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and West Africa.
Her work has appeared in The Nation, TIME.com, Village Voice, International Business Times, CNN, AFP Services, The Believer, Smithsonian Magazine, Business Insider, InStyle, and Travel + Leisure, among others.
She has written hundreds of stories with an eye on international geopolitics, ranging from the fight to preserve world heritage in Palmyra, Syria, to the plight of pregnant refugees making the journey across Europe. She has interviewed U.N. diplomats, U.S. senators, and former members of the Irish Republican Army.
Following the November 2015 Paris attacks, she was sent to cover the aftermath on the ground as a reporter for International Business Times. After sending dispatches from the Saint Denis raids, she attended one of the first concerts in the wake of the attacks, writing features on the recovery of the music scene as well as a profile of a Syrian refugee.
She is bilingual in French, decent at krav maga, and excellent at knitting.
International Business Times
See Jess' full archive from IBT here: http://www.ibtimes.com/reporters/jess-mchugh
Travel + Leisure
Time Inc. — Digital News Reporter — August 2016-February 2018
The Nation, Village Voice, AFP Services — Freelance Writer and Editor — 2015-Present
International Business Times – Breaking News Reporter (Europe) — 2015-2016
The Missing Slate Magazine — Contributing Editor — 2014-2015
CNN – Newsgathering Intern – Washington, D.C. — June-August 2014
Radio Dunyaa — Intern — Saint Louis, Senegal — January 2011
Yale University, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
Université de Paris X Nanterre, Paris, France September 2013-May 2014
Université de Paris VII Diderot, Paris, France September 2010-May 2011
AP Style, CMS, SEO, iNews, Mediasource, Wordpress, Microsoft Office, Social Media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), Sprinklr, Adobe, and Photoshop.