Jason Leopold – Editor-at-Large
Jason Leopold is the deputy managing editor of Truthout.org and a co-founder of The Public Record. He is the author of the national bestseller, News Junkie, a memoir, and is currently TPR’s editor-at-large.
Jason Leopold has worked as the Los Angeles bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and as a city editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Leopold is a two-time winner of a Project Censored award for his investigative work on Halliburton and Enron, and is featured in the 2005 and 2007 editions of Censored: The News that Didn’t Make the News.
In March 2008, Leopold was awarded the Thomas Jefferson award by The Military Religious Freedom Foundation for a series of stories on the rise of Christian fundamentalism in the U.S. Military.
Leopold has written over 2,000 stories on the California energy crisis and received the Dow Jones Journalist of the Year Award in 2001. Leopold also reported extensively on Enron’s downfall and was the first journalist to land an interview with former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling following Enron’s bankruptcy filing in December 2001. Leopold was a consultant on the Enron documentary, “The Smartest Guys in the Room.” Leopold’s reporting has been cited in more than forty books.
Leopold’s work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Alternet, Z Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Homeland Security Today, and numerous other national and international publications. Leopold has interviewed on more than 200 radio stations discussing politics and the state of mainstream American journalism.
Jason Leopold is the U.S correspondent for 95bFM in Auckland, New Zealand. He has also appeared on CNBC and National Public Radio as an expert on energy policy and has also been the keynote speaker at more than two-dozen energy industry conferences around the country. Leopold regularly is invited to speak to college students across the country about ethics in journalism and investigative reporting.