Rossalyn Warren is a journalist and writer. She contributes to the Guardian, CNN, Vox, The New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, The Atlantic, Wired, BBC, VICE, ELLE and Teen Vogue, among other places. She was previously a senior news reporter for BuzzFeed News in London, where she helped set up the UK’s news coverage.
She spent five years reporting from across Latin America, Europe, and Africa. She now lives in London, where she reports on long-form stories and investigations, and is a consultant for Amnesty International’s Crisis Response team. She is the only journalist advisor for guidelines on how to responsibly report on domestic violence deaths, which are set to be implemented across the UK.
In 2018, Rossalyn was a Ochberg Fellow at Columbia Journalism School, and won a European Union Migration Media award. In 2017, Forbes named Rossalyn '30 Under 30' in media in Europe. Her exposé into tabloid’s exploitation of mothers on benefits was nominated for a 2017 Orwell Prize, and her interactive WhatsApp conversation with a refugee was nominated for a British Journalism Award. Her work has been used by CNN to grill Donald Trump about his ‘Muslim ban’ and condemned as “fake news" by the Burundi government. Her #MeToo investigation was included in Bloomberg and Vox’s 2018 ‘best of’ reporting about the movement.
She was named news reporter of the year at the 2016 Words By Women Awards, and was shortlisted for new journalist of the year at the 2015 British Journalism Awards. She was also shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Award for best new journalist by Amnesty International in 2016. She's been awarded grants and fellowships by International Women's Media Foundation, the National Geographic, and the European Journalism Centre.
Following her coverage of online harassment for BuzzFeed News, she published a digital book on the issue, Targeted and Trolled: The Reality of Being A Woman Online, with Penguin in 2015. She was a Press Fellow for the United Nations Foundation that same year.
She doesn't normally refer to herself in third person, and she still doesn't have a decent headshot.