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About Eamonn O'Neill
Dr Eamonn O'Neill is an internationally award-winning journalist and academic based in Scotland.
He has published academic articles for peer reviewed journals, book chapters, externally examined at UK universities, chaired and presented at conferences, and guest lectured internationally.
His work in journalism has featured in top broadsheet titles in the UK and on major broadcast networks both domestic and international. Specialising in investigations, he has interviewed covert intelligence operatives, terrorist leaders, convicted murderers, whistle-blowers from the public and private sectors, and former and active spies. He has also presented, produced and executive-produced documentaries for major global networks. His work in print and broadcast has been honoured in major industry awards such as the British Press Awards, BAFTA, and the inaugural Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism.
Eamonn is married to an American artist, has twin sons in the early years of high school, and owns a pet cat named Joey.
He lives in the Scottish Borders.
He is currently working on his new projects.
TEACHING & RESEARCH
Dr Eamonn O'Neill has extensive experience teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students Journalism. His classes range from basic reporting to specialist categories such as Investigative Journalism and Social Media and Data Analytics. He also supervises PhD students on a range of topics related to his own key research areas, . To learn more follow this link to his work at Edinburgh Napier University.
Journalist & broadcaster
Eamonn has worked in UK network broadcast journalism since 1990. His journalism has appeared on all major UK terrestrial channels and cable and satellite network series. He has published three critically-acclaimed non-fiction books. He also held senior roles at the international brand titles GQ and Esquire, both of which regularly syndicated his major articles globally. He is a regular contributor to news and current affairs broadcasts in the UK and abroad, and co-hosts one of the UK's top-ranked news and commentary podcasts TalkMedia.
As a recipient of the most recent Ernest Hemingway Research Grant from the John F. Kennedy Museum and Foundation based in Boston, USA, Eamonn is currently researching a major new non-fiction work which will take readers inside the shadowy and dangerous complex world of Hemingway in London/Europe pre-and-post D-Day 1944-5.
On the audio front, you can listen to Eamonn's work on the hit TalkMedia podcast here. And you can listen to his landmark one-hour BBC Radio 4 network documentary 'Heroes and Hacks' on Watergate's 40th anniversary here.
A small selection of Eamonn's print work is available at Yumpu. Everything from the search of his father's mafia murderers by the son of the so-called Vatican's 'God's Banker' (which formed the plot of The Godfather Part Three); to seeking answers following the mysterious death of one of Gordon Ramsey's top chef proteges; to entering the strange world of Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon as he faced extradition to the USA; to investigating the Top Secret Echelon spy programme, years before Edward Snowden's revelations, about how web users were routinely spied on in the UK and USA; to tracking down Nick Leeson, the rogue banker who blew £860m and sank a bank; to unravelling the tragic disappearance in Jamaica of travel writer Claudia Kirschhoc; to spending time in the horrific world of a target on a terrorist hit-list; to uncovering the official 'double' of the murderous son of dictator Saddam Hussein in a remote Irish village (later the subject of a Hollywood movie also called 'The Devil's Double'; to finally, hunting down the secret reasons why a Nazi war criminal living in Scotland was never prosecuted by the British state.
More work will be added to this archive in coming months, so please check back.
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