Elaine Shannon

About Elaine Shannon

Elaine Shannon, a 1975 Nieman Fellow, is a veteran correspondent for Time and Newsweek and the author of “Hunting LeRoux” (Morrow/Harper Collins). She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Desperados:  Latin Drug Lords U.S. Lawmen and the War America Can’t Win,” which served the basis for Michael Mann’s Emmy–winning NBC miniseries “Drug Wars:  the Camarena Story” and its Emmy-nominated sequel, “Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel.” She lives in Washington, D.C.