McCartney researches and writes white papers, scientific articles, editorial commentaries, science writers’ guides, video scripts, blogs, speeches and other materials about a variety of science and health topics. He also does work in crisis communications, media analysis, communications audits and market development planning.
Before joining Weber Shandwick, McCartney worked as a business reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where his most recent beat was the business of healthcare and the medical device industry. A highly accomplished journalist, he received more than two dozen state, regional and national newspaper awards in every major category of business writing.
McCartney has a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in business and economics from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Carleton College, where he graduated with honors.