Emma McIntosh is an investigative reporter who focuses on uncovering misinformation and disinformation. Before joining National Observer, she reported for StarMetro Calgary. She covered crime and breaking news for the Toronto Star from 2016 to 2018. Her bylines have also appeared in the Calgary Herald and National Post. A former Seattleite and dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Emma graduated from Ryerson University's undergraduate journalism program in 2018.

She has focused on investigative journalism since 2017. She has reported on the Alberta provincial election in April, and her work has been shortlisted for multiple national awards, including a National Newspaper Award, the Canadian Hillman Prize and CJF Jackman Award for Excellence.