Who is Meghann Cuniff?

Hi! I'm Meghann Cuniff, and I'm a longtime journalist with extensive experience reporting on trials and legal affairs. After graduating from the University of Oregon, I worked at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, and the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho, before moving to California in 2013 to work at the Orange County Register.

I spent three years at the Register before joining the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a legal newspaper in California that gave me an inside look at litigation and introduced me to lawyers and judges I stay in touch with to this day. My four years at the Daily Journal led me to ALM/Law.com, then Law & Crime News and now, my own independent publishing operation through this website.

My reporting has led to appearances on radio and television shows, including CBS’ 48 Hours, Oxygen Channel’s Snapped: Killer Couples and Investigation Discovery’s Unusual Suspects. I helped pioneer the use of Twitter to cover trials live from the courthouse while reporting on a federal death penalty trial in Boise, Idaho, in 2008. Thirteen years later, my Twitter coverage of federal court hearings about a lawsuit over Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis earned first place for “best use of social media by an independent journalist” at the 2021 Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards.

My other recent recognitions includes first place for “best pandemic news story” at the 2021 Orange County Press Club Awards for a Los Angeles Times Community News article about the safety of jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In December 2022, my coverage of rapper Tory Lanez’s trial for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion earned widespread attention, including a profile from BET and an appearance on Fox 2 Detroit’s The Noon. GQ and The 19th News also featured me after my coverage of Lanez’s sentencing in August 2023 gained national attention.

Last but not least, I am proud to say I was profiled by The Washington Post, which called me “arguably the most influential legal journalist working today."

Sales proceeds will help support my independent journalism, including reporting from trials across the country.

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