Malachy Browne

UCD Alumni Award in Engineering and Architecture 2023

BE 1997 (Electronic)

Malachy Browne is Enterprise Investigations Director on the Visual Investigations team at The New York Times. The team combines traditional reporting with the analysis of audio-visual evidence to investigate events and find truth. This teamwork has been cited in murder trials, congressional hearings and U.N. Security Council meetings. It has triggered government inquiries and policing reforms.

Malachy’s work has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes for International Reporting (2020, 2023) and three Pulitzer finalist citations, two George Polk Awards (2019, 2022), four News Emmys, Scripps Howard awards, Overseas Press Club of America awards and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, among others.

In 2023, Malachy reported on the leaking of sensitive Pentagon documents to social media platforms popular with computer gamers. He was part of a team that received a Pulitzer Prize in 2023 for coverage of the Ukraine war, including an investigative film he produced that named the Russian unit and commander responsible for killing dozens of civilians in Bucha. He was also on the team awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for exposing Russian culpability in crimes around the world, including the bombing of hospitals in Syria.
He co-directed “Day of Rage,” a documentary capturing in vivid detail what happened during the U.S. Capitol riot. He has led investigations into the killing of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans by police, the Las Vegas mass shooting, chemical weapons attacks in Syria, extra-judicial military shootings in Nigeria, the Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the killing of a young Palestinian medic along the Gaza-Israel border.

Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Mr. Browne worked as a reporter and editor at Storyful and, two social journalism startups; at Village, a current affairs magazine in Ireland; and as a computer programmer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering at UCD and his master’s in international relations at UL.