Hollie McKay

Geopolitical Analyst & Journalist, War Reporter, Best-Selling Author, International Humanitarian, and Founder of McKay Global

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Hollie S. McKay is a foreign policy expert, war crimes investigator, and keynote speaker. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity.

Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas including Ukraine.

Her globally-spanned coverage, in the form of thousands of print articles and essays, has included exclusive and detailed interviews with numerous captured terrorists, as well as high-ranking government, military, and intelligence officials and leaders from all sides.

She has spent considerable time embedded with US and foreign troops, conducted extensive interviews with survivors of torture, sex slavery and forced child jihadist training, refugees, and internally-displaced people to communicate the complexities of such catastrophes and war crimes on local populations.

Hollie’s columns have additionally been featured in the Wall Street Journal and her writings referenced in innumerable mainstream publications and academic journals. Additionally, she has won numerous foreign press and humanitarian awards. She is acclaimed by her peers as one of the most diligent reports in her field.

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Battleline Podcast 072 - Hollie McKay, foreign affairs journalist
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"Everything was great! Hollie was excellent – very engaging, friendly, and chatty.  Her talk was excellent – she is sooooo brave! We loved her, thank you 😊"

Valley Hospital Foundation

"It was great. A couple of tears in the room and more than a couple on the inside. I am glad she enjoyed it and happy to help in the future. My daughter was there and was very impressed. Hard to do with a 17 year old."

Thor O.
American Legion Post Nyc

"Hollie did an outstanding job at our virtual event. Her stories and insights were both captivating and inspiring. She adapted to our organization and our attendees as we discussed and her content was both relevant and engaging. I appreciate her willingness to work with us to create a presentation that truly resonated with our audience (and on such a short timeframe!). Hollie's stories and message of hope and the importance of human connection left a lasting impression on everyone in attendance. I highly recommend booking her as a speaker for your next event."

Erin Fogarty
Director Of Strategic Sales, Stryker

“Hollie McKay eats, sleeps, and breathes journalism. From the front lines of war torn nations to her top secret, undercover missions, Hollie's determined to get the truth and share it. Infinitely curious and the consummate listener, Hollie travels to the world's most dangerous places to develop credible sources and produce high profile stories that are seen by millions.”

Elissa B
Publicist, Schmooze Public Relations

“I would like to say that Hollie is one rare war correspondent from The US. I had the privilege to be able to work together with Hollie in the war zone of Afghanistan for a month, two years ago.

She is best the analyst for Syria, Iraq and AFG and

I was constantly impressed by her constant professionalism, bravery and hard working ethic, creating very interesting articles for Fox News and thus enticing readers.

Furthermore, I have witnessed first hand Hollie’s interactions with war victims and by far she was the friendliest and kindest. She was the best supporter for humanitarian activities and even donated her own incomes to the most needy war victims, once again showing her selflessness and bravery. I wish Hollie further success in her career.”

Ahmad Muslem Hayat

“I have collaborated with Hollie on the analysis of global risk and national policy matters for a number of years. It has been one of the most productive blends of analysis and journalism I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. McKay is, in my opinion, one of the best foreign correspondents on this planet. She is one of the deepest digging investigative journalists with source material far beyond what the platforms she publishes on are able to use. Her network is incredibly vast spanning multiple communities. I know of very few reporters whose work I would consider operationally actionable material; Hollie’s is. I look forward to her career growing to encompass other mediums and outlets.”

Dennis Santiago
Architect And Implementer, Finance And Policy Solutions

“Hollie is an amazing and dedicated professional, bringing top skills and expertise in investigative journalism. I have been very impressed by her level of commitment no matter the condition and risk in doing her work. Amazing Journalist !!”

Johan Obdola
Founder, Iosi.Global