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. I have won the European Journalism Centre's Innovation in Development Reporting Grant two years running, 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: Twitter @McCoolingtons / Email aermccool@gmail.com / Instagram @McCoolingtons