Megan Finnerty

Founder of Arizona Storytellers Project

Megan Finnerty is a journalist and storytelling consultant. Essentially, she's a professional listener. Today, she is the director of the Storytellers Brand Studio and the founder and director of the Storytellers Project. She was a reporter at the Arizona Republic for 14 years.

The Storytellers Project is a nationwide series of live storytelling nights run by Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK of newsrooms. We believe oral storytelling and journalism have the same goals, to serve and reflect a community and develop empathy in that community. Since its founding in Arizona in 2011, the Project has helped more than 600 people share stories across more than 100 nights.

Megan is a graduate of Purdue University. She feels strongly about feminism, cocktails, her hair and National Public Radio. She prefers a bold lip to a smoky eye.
She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @MeganMFinnerty or learn more at


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