Dr Eamonn O’Neill is an internationally award-winning investigative journalist and academic who lives in Scotland. Born in 1967, Eamonn took both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, where he is now a Lecturer in Journalism and Programme Director of the MSc in Investigative Journalism.
He has researched, produced, directed and presented investigative productions for Scottish Television, Channel 4, BBC and international channels including Discovery, National Geographic and The Crime and Investigation Network. In 2007 the American Journalism Review revealed that Eamonn O’Neill had been one of the first journalists globally to refer in a published article to having conducted an “interview by email” as far back as January 1996 when covering the US Presidential elections.
Over the years Eamonn has carried out major groundbreaking investigations for almost every broadsheet newspaper in the UK and numerous international publications. He has held senior positions with GQ and Esquire magazines and his work has been syndicated to a global market on a regular basis with his most recent assignment focusing on nuclear terrorism for the latter.
Eamonn O’Neill’s work has been honoured in national and international awards including: The Paul Foot Award; The British Press Awards; the Scottish BT Media Awards; and The British Film & Television Academy. He was the first British journalist to be awarded an American IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) honour in the Special Award (Tom Renner Award) category for his lifetime’s investigative work on miscarriages of justice.
In his spare time, almost three decades after he completed his first marathon in 1984 aged 17, Eamonn is still running regularly. He completed a 10K in October 2013.
He is married to an American artist and they have 4-year-old twin sons.