Paul McNamara, Editor

Foreign Editor - Paul McNamara

Investigative journalist and war reporter Paul McNamara has worked for the biggest newspapers in the UK and US, reporting on conflicts around the world.

A former lobby correspondent, his vast array of contacts have led to a string of political exclusives for OpenWorld News.

As Defence Editor at the News of the World he reported regularly from the frontlines of Afghanistan, and risked kidnap by interviewing key Taliban commanders. In 2011 he traversed northern Africa covering The Arab Spring, and most recently has undertaken assignments in Nigeria.

Paul has a history of campaign journalism. He planned and executed the News of the World’s Justice For The Brave campaign which resulted in the Government enshrining the Military Covenant in law. For the first time in UK history the legal rights of soldiers and the nation’s duty of care to them are defined in the law of the land.

Other major scoops include proving then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown had lied to the Chilcot Inquiry after claiming he had never cut a defence budget, forcing him to apologise to Parliament and re-submit his evidence (March 2010).

Before joining News of the World Paul earned his stripes as a cub-reporter for the New York Daily News, moving there from the Bedford Times and Citizen.

He is a confident on-camera news reporter, having trained with Sky News, and his freelance work has been published in the Guardian and the New York Times.

Contact details:

M: +(0)7770 634 426
E: paul.mcnamara@openworldnews.com


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