ShadowReports is a digital media site that publishes original investigative reports and unique feature stories.
Based in Chicago, ShadowReports is committed to high-quality journalism and reporting that goes well beyond the limited coverage provided by the large news agencies.
Chris Maloney, Founder
Maloney launched ShadowReports in January 2011. His first major investigative article for the site, “Unfinished Nightmare: The Search for More Victims of John Wayne Gacy” was posted in February 2011.
The story received national attention and was the catalyst for authorities to reopen the investigation in October 2011 – currently ongoing by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
In January 2012, Maloney published the eBooks, Unfinished Nightmare: The Search for More Victims of John Wayne Gacy (Amazon), and Eaten Alive: Five Killer Croc Attacks (Amazon). He is also writing the children’s hardcover picture book, Bronco the Pizza Delivery Dog.
Maloney won the 2009 Golden Key Literary Achievement Award in news writing and has been published in Shape, Hustler, PGATour.com, The Huffington Post and Yahoo! Singapore – a homepage feature story.
In addition, Maloney is a marketing consultant for Mythopolis Pictures, a Singapore-based production company. He was part of the guerrilla marketing team for the Mythopolis low-budget horror film Haunted Changi, which was the number one movie in Singapore its first week of release in Sept. 2010.
Previously, Maloney was a recruiter and marketing consultant for Brokerage Consultants, a financial recruiting firm based in Chicago.
Maloney earned his M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in 2005 and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Dayton in 1991.
After graduating from Dayton, he was a marketing and sales associate at Maloney Insurance Agency, a small family business in Canton, Ohio. In 1992, Maloney started the Massillon Summer Basketball League and financed the venture solely from sponsorship sales.
In 1994, he produced, hosted and sold advertising for Video Treasures. Video Treasures, a half-hour weekly movie review series, aired for five weeks on WOAC-TV 67, an independent television station in the Akron-Canton market. Also at this time, Maloney wrote a newspaper movie review column that ran in the Massillon Independent.
In the summer of 1994, he moved to Chicago to work at Edge Multimedia, a television production company. While there, he served as a producer for Boatyard, Classic Boat and Cruising The Great Lakes, three weekly marine series produced for the national cable networks Outdoor Life (currently NBC Sports) and Speed. He also handled the company’s marketing and communication initiatives.