Paisley is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of senior management experience and 20 years worth of reporting – the bulk of which has been breaking global terrorism, security and intelligence stories. She is currently based in London and spends most of her time uncovering secrets and holding institutions to account on AP’s International Investigations Team. On the management side, she was AP’s London Bureau Chief from 2005 to 2015, leading a team of journalists in one of the most competitive news hubs in the world. Before London, she served as AP’s Caribbean News Editor where she managed a team of more than 70 journalists across the Caribbean and Latin America.
On the reporting side, Paisley was the lead European security correspondent at the same time as being London bureau chief. She broke several global security stories and contributed to others in Africa, the Middle East and United States. She also did reporting stints in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. During her time in the Caribbean, Paisley won the Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for her work in Haiti during the rebellion which ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide. She also won a string of other awards for the investigative series of stories she did on the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. That work included a successful Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Pentagon and exclusive scoops she broke based on leaked secret documents. Other reporting stints have been in Israel and several bureaus in the United States, including the international desk.