Amy Mackinnon

Staff Writer, Foreign Policy Magazine

Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has reported from across Eastern Europe and was based in Moscow and Tbilisi Georgia as a senior editor for the crisis-reporting site Coda Story. Mackinnon was a 2018 recipient of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award for her reporting from St. Petersburg on the Reveal podcast “Russia’s New Scapegoats.” She is a regular commentator for BBC World Service radio and television and her work has been published and broadcast by Coda Story, BBC Radio Scotland, Slate, Vice and CNN among others. She speaks Russian and has a master’s in journalism from the Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY and a joint master’s in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow and Corvinus University in Budapest.