About me


I am a freelance journalist living between London and Kampala. I'm currently working at the Business News Desk at CNN International in London.

I have covered politics, society and the arts for outlets such as The Guardian, BBC News and Al Jazeera. Last year I won an Innovation in Development Reporting Grant from the European Journalism Centre, was one of VICE Magazine's 'Employees of the Month' in March 2017, and was awarded the One World Media Production Fund in 2016.

My interests include hummus, postcolonialism, cities, 90s fashion and drug policy. My hero is early 20th century mega-babe Sylvia Pankhurst

Commission me: @McCoolingtons / aermccool@gmail.com