Shawn Mulcahy is a freelance reporter based in Chicago, IL. He writes about politics, health care, voting rights, criminal justice and cannabis policy.

His work has appeared in outlets including The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Public Radio, The Seattle Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Anchorage Daily News and Cannabis Wire.

Mulcahy previously reported on state government and politics for The Texas Tribune and for WFSU, the public radio station in Tallahassee, Florida.

Mulcahy graduated with his master’s degree in December 2020 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he specialized in social justice and investigative reporting. He also holds an undergraduate degree in political science and public relations from Florida State University.

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