I am an investigative journalist, audio producer and writer who has divided her time between Wisconsin and Brazil since 2013.

The fourth estate, journalism, exists to hold power to account. This spirit imbues my work whether it is covering the challenges facing Wisconsin dairy farmers or the “dark ships” dodging U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil. During an era of clickbait, I tell complex, nuanced stories so readers can draw their own conclusions.

Solutions journalism helps people feel hopeful and take constructive action, so my work aims to highlight the people who are solving problems related to inequality in both urban and rural settings. In particular, I focus on challenges facing women, low-income communities and people of color.

I am currently working on both narrative and branded audio productions for companies such as Audible and Slate Studios as well as pursuing independent projects. My newsletter offers reported and personal essays, and my reporting has been featured by the BBC World Service, The Washington Post, Mongabay, and Next City, among others.

I have been a member of the Freelance Journalists Union since 2019.

I was part of a team that won a Society of Professional Journalists Award in 2014 for reporting on Brazil’s World Cup. I have been a finalist for the McGraw Business Reporting Fellowship and the USC Health Reporting Fellowship.

I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Contact Me

You can reach me at zoe@zoesull.com or fill out the form below.