Maggie Freleng is an investigative journalist based in New York City focusing on mental health, social issues, gender and sexuality. The vanishing of Maura Murray hits close to home for Maggie as she attended the same university as Maura. Maggie brings a passion to this project not only because of her connection to Maura but also because her dedication to advocate for the at least 70,000 missing women in this country (Source: 2013 NCIC Missing Persons. Females 18 and over). She strives to provide an unbiased voice of clarity in what she hopes will be the definitive investigation to find justice for Maura and her family.
As a multimedia journalist, she is the producer of The Guardian’s What Would a Feminist Do with Jessica Valenti and is an assistant producer at WNYC. She was a producer for NPR’s Latino USA and is a former NPR Next Generation Radio fellow. Her work has been featured on WNYC, NBC New York, NPR’S Latino USA, WHYY, WHYY’s The Pulse, Popular Science, Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, and Voices of New York. She was the New York blog correspondent for Stop Street Harassment and was a production assistant at WAM! (Women, Action, and the Media). She was also the producer of Audio Files, a live hour-long radio show which airs bi-weekly on WHDD and WHCR.
She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned her master’s in Health & Sciences with a focus on Radio Broadcast from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.