About

Hey, thanks for visiting. I’m the Courts and Legal Affairs Reporter for The Indianapolis Star.

Prior to joining the Star I worked as a freelance journalist, photographer and writer in the U.S. and abroad. My reporting has been published by The New York Times, Reuters, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Newsweek, VICE News, the Christian Science Monitor and others.

In 2022, my colleagues at the Star and I were finalists for a Pulitzer Prize.

Get in touch if you want to work together, have a great story idea or just to say hi: johnny@johnnymagdaleno.com

Photo by Ryan Magdaleno.