Alec MacGillis

Alec MacGillis is a senior reporter for ProPublica and the recipient of the George Polk Award, the Robin Toner prize, and other honors. He worked previously at The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and The New Republic, and his journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other publications. His ProPublica reporting on Dayton, Ohio was the basis of a PBS Frontline documentary about the city.

Books in order of publication:

The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell – 2014

The Breakdown: How Politics and Government Really Work, and Why They Don’t – 2016

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America – 2021

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