Macaela J. Bennett was a Senior Analyst and Director of News Literacy Partnerships for NewsGuard, based in its New York City office. She worked previously as a business reporter and podcaster for Hearst Connecticut Media covering Greenwich, Connecticut. Earlier, Bennett was a Pulliam Fellow reporting on politics and government at The Arizona Republic. She also covered local politics for The Tennessean in Nashville, and had internships at northern Michigan weekly newspaper The Mackinac Island Town Crier, The Leadership Institute, and The East Peoria Times Courier. Bennett graduated from Hillsdale College.