Oliver O'Connell

US Reporter

Oliver O’Connell is a New York-based reporter at The Independent, specialising in live blog coverage of US politics, major court cases, and other fast-developing stories. In this role, Oliver has covered the 2020 election, the Capitol riot, and subsequent January 6 hearings, as well as the trials of Ghislaine Maxwell, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Alex Jones, Alex Murdaugh, Lori Vallow, and Donald Trump. Oliver’s career began at Euromoney Institutional Investor, working on an international trade finance publication of which he became editor.

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