Connor Sheets

Connor Sheets

Senior Reporter

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Connor Adams Sheets is an experienced, award-winning journalist based in New York City. He currently works for the International Business Times as a senior reporter and online journalist.

He has a knack for hard-hitting reporting on local issues and international affairs, and also possesses the nuance and sensibility necessary to write compelling and revealing profiles and features.

Connor's journalism has appeared in publications including The Washington Post,The Wall Street JournalMetro New YorkSalon.comThe Baltimore Sun,NewYorkPost.comThe (Frederick, Md.) GazetteTimesLedger NewspapersThe Buffalo News, and The Virginian-Pilot.

Connor has appeared on broadcast platforms including WNYU and iTalkFM radio, and IBTimes TV and CUNY TV.

Connor received the New York Press Association's prestigious Writer of the Year award in April 2011 for his hard-hitting, nuanced reporting on the diverse communities of Queens, N.Y., for TimesLedger Newspapers.

Since arriving at the International Business Times, Connor has mastered the art of driving traffic to IBTimes.com via the expert use of SEO and social strategies.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he has written a book of poetry and two novellas, all of which remain unpublished. Connor is a talented guitarist and rabid NBA fan, and as a labor of love he has written extensively for the IBTimes about his New York Knicks.

Articles by Connor Sheets

  • How Did James Gandolfini Die?How Did James Gandolfini Die?

    June 19 2013 7:52 PM

    James Gandolfini, star of the HBO hit "The Sopranos," was 51 and reportedly suffered a "massive heart attack."

  • Boston Police's Anti-Terror Shortfalls Exposed [EXCLUSIVE]Boston Police's Anti-Terror Shortfalls Exposed [EXCLUSIVE]

    June 14 2013 8:53 PM

    A 2010 report reveals information-sharing shortfalls that may have contributed to intelligence about the marathon bombings going unheeded.

  • Kanye West's Album 'Yeezus' LeakedKanye West's Album 'Yeezus' Leaked

    June 14 2013 4:11 PM

    Kanye West's sixth studio album, "Yeezus," leaked online Friday. Here's where to find it.

  • WATCH: Geismar Chemical Plant Explosion VideoWATCH: Geismar Chemical Plant Explosion Video

    June 13 2013 11:51 AM

    Watch a witness' video of the fire that erupted after an explosion tore through the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, La., on Thursday.

  • Explosion Rocks Louisiana Chemical Plant; Fire Contained Explosion Rocks Louisiana Chemical Plant; Fire Contained

    June 13 2013 11:00 AM

    An explosion tore through a Geismar, La., chemical plant Thurs. Ambulances have transported 30 people. The fire has been contained.

  • ACLU Sues Over NSA's Phone SurveillanceACLU Sues Over NSA's Phone Surveillance

    June 11 2013 4:26 PM

    The ACLU argues that the NSA's phone surveillance program violates Americans' constitutional rights of free speech, association and privacy.

  • Belgium Likely To Approve Child Euthanasia LawBelgium Likely To Approve Child Euthanasia Law

    June 11 2013 3:03 PM

    The Belgian Federal Parliament is reportedly about to become the first nation in the world to legalize child euthanasia.

  • 'Operation Troll The NSA' Aims To Jam Surveillance State 'Operation Troll The NSA' Aims To Jam Surveillance State

    June 10 2013 11:42 PM

    Here's all the information about "Operation Troll The NSA," from how to get involved to how #OpTrollTheNSA seeks to undermine the American surveillance state.

  • Monsanto Named World's 'Most Evil Corporation'Monsanto Named World's 'Most Evil Corporation'

    June 10 2013 10:37 PM

    A new poll names Monsanto as the world's "most evil corporation" of 2013, beating other contenders like the Federal Reserve and McDonald's by a wide margin.

  • Lululemon CEO Out; Stock DivesLululemon CEO Out; Stock Dives

    June 10 2013 7:46 PM

    Lululemon CEO Christine Day will step down, the retailer announced Monday, sending stocks tumbling.

  • 'Obama Is Checking Your Email' Is Hilarious'Obama Is Checking Your Email' Is Hilarious

    June 10 2013 6:29 PM

    The "Obama Is Checking Your Email" Tumblr is a hilarious response to the NSA phone and online surveillance scandals that have roiled Washington over the past week.

  • Is The NBA Rigged For Maximum Profit?Is The NBA Rigged For Maximum Profit?

    June 06 2013 7:04 PM

    As the Miami Heat barrel their way toward another championship, rumors are flying that the NBA is fixed.

  • Lobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling LawLobbyists Helped Neuter Connecticut GMO Labeling Law

    June 06 2013 4:57 PM

    An "army of lobbyists" led by Monsanto Company helped convince Connecticut lawmakers to water down the nation's first GMO labeling law.

  • Will Eric Holder Have To Resign?Will Eric Holder Have To Resign?

    June 06 2013 3:19 PM

    The Verizon phone records scandal adds a new layer to a tarnished record, increasing pressure on the attorney general.

  • What Is This Whole 'Çapuling' Thing?What Is This Whole 'Çapuling' Thing?

    June 04 2013 5:24 PM

    "Çapuling," or "chappuling," is a term that has taken on a life of its own as anti-government protests sweep across Turkey. What does "capuling" mean?

  • Petition Urges CNN To Abandon CNN TurkPetition Urges CNN To Abandon CNN Turk

    June 04 2013 4:25 PM

    A petition signed by more than 73,000 people demands CNN International cut ties with CNN Turk as it reportedly ignores the crackdown.

  • Obama Nominates Three Judicial NomineesObama Nominates Three Judicial Nominees

    June 04 2013 11:42 AM

    President Barack Obama made a strong push Tuesday for lawmakers to swiftly approve three new nominees to the D.C. federal appeals court.