Shannon Service is a reporter and filmmaker whose work has won several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow. She primarily focuses on crimes at sea, but her stories wander to everything from the ravages of war to the intimacies of heartbreak. She has filed for The New York Times, The Guardian of London and Slate Magazine, among others.
In 2012, she worked with Becky Palmstrom to break the story of slavery on Thai fishing boats in a radio documentary for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Her documentary Ghost Fleet follows up on slavery at sea–setting sail with a Thai abolitionist as she scours remote islands for men who’ve jumped ship.