Greg Hanlon

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Title: Greg Hanlon, Senior News Editor - Crime - PEOPLE

• Greg Hanlon has been an editor in PEOPLE's crime vertical since 2015. He oversees the publication of dozens of sensitive stories per week.

• Greg's writing on the intersection of sports and crime has been anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series. He was a 2014 finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. 

• Before joining PEOPLE, Greg wrote for multiple publications including The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Slate and The New York Post.


Greg Hanlon has been an editor in PEOPLE’s crime vertical since 2015 and has covered crime for more than 15 years. He oversees the publication of dozens of sensitive stories per week. He has appeared on multiple seasons of People Magazine Investigates.

Greg is the co-author of two books: A Giant Win (with former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin) and Watch My Smoke (with Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson).


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