deirdre bannon

Deirdre Bannon is the Associate Editor at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She oversees one of the Institute's investigations, coordinating a team of student researchers and visiting scholars.

Prior to joining the institute in March 2016, Deirdre was a staff reporter at a Washington, D.C. local newspaper, The Current, where she covered city government and public schools, along with human interest feature stories. Her freelance work focused on social and criminal justice as well as implementation of the Violence Against Women Act.

Deirdre earned her master's degree in journalism from Georgetown University. She is co-captain of the Boston region's Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) organization. She received a silver award for magazine writing for a story she did on international shipping container theft and was selected as a JAWS fellow in 2015.