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Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he has written a book of poetry and two novellas, all of which remain unpublished.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 Does Oral Sex Cause Cancer?How Does Oral Sex Cause Cancer?

    June 03 2013 12:18 PM

    Michael Douglas blamed his cancer diagnosis on cunnilingus. Here's how oral sex can cause cancer.

  • Why Are Obama And Congress Ignoring Unemployment?Why Are Obama And Congress Ignoring Unemployment?

    June 01 2013 10:01 AM

    Unemployment remains high across the United States, but President Barack Obama and Congress seem to have forgotten all about it.

  • Jesse Ventura Wants To Sue Navy SEAL's WidowJesse Ventura Wants To Sue Navy SEAL's Widow

    May 31 2013 5:43 PM

    Lawyers for former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura have asked a federal court to replace a slain Navy SEAL with his widow in a defamation lawsuit over a book that cast Ventura in an unfavorable light.

  • Was This Turkish Man Killed By Tear Gas At Protest?Was This Turkish Man Killed By Tear Gas At Protest?

    May 31 2013 3:03 PM

    It's unclear whether Kerem Can Karakaş' heart attack stemmed from tear gas complications after a brutal police crackdown on protesters in Istanbul.

  • Turkish Protesters Attacked By Police In IstanbulTurkish Protesters Attacked By Police In Istanbul

    May 31 2013 1:30 PM

    Istanbul has descended into chaos as Turkish police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of peaceful anti-government protesters.

  • Live Stream Of Turkish Protest ChaosLive Stream Of Turkish Protest Chaos

    May 31 2013 12:16 PM

    Watch live as Turkish police descend on a peaceful protest in Istanbul Fri., dispersing protesters with water cannons and tear gas.

  • Discovery Of Unapproved GMOs Shakes Wheat IndustryDiscovery Of Unapproved GMOs Shakes Wheat Industry

    May 30 2013 5:24 PM

    The wheat trade is already being hit within hours of reports that unapproved genetically modified wheat has been found growing on an Oregon farm.

  • Do Monsanto Cucumbers Cause 'Genital Baldness'? Do Monsanto Cucumbers Cause 'Genital Baldness'?

    May 29 2013 1:22 PM

    A number of articles claiming that GMO cucumbers licensed by Monsanto have been proven to cause "genital baldness" have emerged online. But the rumor is patently false.

  • Can Anthony Weiner Actually Win? He's Acting Like ItCan Anthony Weiner Actually Win? He's Acting Like It

    May 28 2013 10:50 PM

    After a strong showing at a Tuesday debate and in new poll, one question lingers: Can Anthony Weiner actually win the NYC mayoral race?

  • Woolwich 'Copycat' Stabbings Strike EuropeWoolwich 'Copycat' Stabbings Strike Europe

    May 28 2013 4:27 PM

    Two stabbings over the weekend are being investigated as possible "copycat" attacks based on the murder of an English soldier.

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends On Big IdeasAfrica's Economic Future Depends On Big Ideas

    May 24 2013 10:21 PM

    As Africa emerges as "the 21st century continent," experts say its future rests on big ideas, entrepreneurship and local ownership.

  • Boy Scouts Will Allow Gay Youth, Not AdultsBoy Scouts Will Allow Gay Youth, Not Adults

    May 23 2013 7:03 PM

    The vote allows gay youth to be members, but homosexual adults are still banned from being leaders of the organization.

  • Bonus Daft Punk Song EmergesBonus Daft Punk Song Emerges

    May 23 2013 1:39 PM

    Listen to the new Daft Punk song "Horizon," a bonus track off the Japanese version of the group's just-released "Random Access Memories."

  • Westboro's 'God Hates Oklahoma' Site Gets HackedWestboro's 'God Hates Oklahoma' Site Gets Hacked

    May 23 2013 11:25 AM

    The Westboro Baptist Church's "God Hates Oklahoma" site was hacked in a hilarious way by a prankster who calls himself @th3j35t3r.

  • English Hate Group Protests Woolwich 'Beheading'English Hate Group Protests Woolwich 'Beheading'

    May 22 2013 6:51 PM

    English Defence League members took to the streets of Woolwich Wednesday night after a British soldier was "beheaded."

  • GMO Labeling Laws Take Center StageGMO Labeling Laws Take Center Stage

    May 21 2013 9:17 AM

    The battle over whether to label genetically modified foods (GMOs) in the U.S. rages at the state and federal level.

  • 'Monsanto Protection Act' May Be Repealed'Monsanto Protection Act' May Be Repealed

    May 20 2013 5:14 PM

    A U.S. senator is trying to repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act" via an amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill.

  • March Against Monsanto Protest DetailsMarch Against Monsanto Protest Details

    May 20 2013 1:49 PM

    The March Against Monsanto is Saturday, May 25. Here's a breakdown of all the protest details, including where, when and how to join the worldwide fight.

  • 'Monsanto Protection Act 2.0' Rears Its Head'Monsanto Protection Act 2.0' Rears Its Head

    May 17 2013 2:13 PM

    The Agriculture Committee passed an amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill that could limit states' power.