Julianne McShane is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital, where she also has covered issues at the intersection of gender and inequity for the health, technology, politics, general assignment and international desks. Prior to joining NBC News full-time, she was a freelance reporter for the Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Guardian, among other publications. McShane started her career as a staff reporter at the Brooklyn Paper in New York City, where she covered southern Brooklyn for nearly two years. There, she won the New York Press Association’s 2018 Best News/Feature Series award in the statewide Better Newspaper Contest for a series on refugees from Iraq and Syria who resettled in Brooklyn. McShane holds a bachelor’s degree in global liberal studies from New York University, and a master of philosophy in multidisciplinary gender studies from the University of Cambridge. As a 2023 National Fellow, she will report on the ripple effects of increasing abortion restrictions on perinatal health.