Jason Leopold

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Age 54
Birthday October 71969
Birth Sign Libra
City United States
Country United States
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Jason Leopold is a famous Journalist, born on October 7, 1969 in United States. As of December 2022, Jason Leopold’s net worth is $5 Million. He earned a News & Documentary Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Interview.

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Jason Leopold Biography

American journalist who rose through the ranks to become a senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. He has also had articles published in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. Jason Arthur Leopold (born October 7, 1969) is an American senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. He was previously an investigative reporter for Al Jazeera America and Vice News. He worked at Truthout as a senior editor and reporter, a position he left after three years on February 19, 2008, to co-found the web-based political magazine The Public Record, Leopold’s profile page on The Public Record now says he is Editor-at-Large. Leopold returned to Truthout as Deputy Managing Editor in October 2009 and was made lead investigative reporter in 2012 before leaving Truthout in May 2013. He makes extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act to research stories..

He’s been based in Los Angeles, California.

Leopold began his career in 1992, writing obituaries for The Reporter Dispatch newspaper in White Plains, New York. He became the crime and courts reporter for the Whittier Daily News in 1997 and then moved to the City News Service where he covered court trials. Leopold next worked as a city editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He then worked for Dow Jones Newswires as its Los Angeles bureau chief. According to a Washington Post report, the press release for Leopold’s book Off the Record (published later as News Junkie) stated that “He says he was fired by the Los Angeles Times ‘for threatening to rip a reporter’s head off’”. Leopold says he quit Dow Jones Newswires in a dispute over his beat, but later learned the news service was planning to fire him because of a correction to one of his Enron stories: “Seems I got all of the facts wrong”. Leopold was later the US correspondent for 95bFM in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Leopold’s reporting on Enron was featured in a National Public Radio special broadcast, “Blind Trust.” According to Publishers Weekly, Leopold was “one of the few reporters who’d actually interviewed Enron President Jeff Skilling” following Enron’s bankruptcy in December 2001.

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Jason Leopold is one of the richest Journalist & listed on most popular Journalist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Jason Leopold‘s net worth $5 Million.

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He started his career writing obituaries for The Reporter Dispatch in White Plains, New York.

Leopold’s reporting on Enron was featured in a National Public Radio special broadcast, “Blind Trust.” According to Publishers Weekly, Leopold was “one of the few reporters who’d actually interviewed Enron President Jeff Skilling” following Enron’s bankruptcy in December 2001.

In September 2002, following a two-week investigation, Salon removed from its website an article authored by Leopold about Army Secretary Thomas E. White’s role in the Enron collapse, due to questions about the validity of an e-mail and allegations that portions of the article had not been adequately credited to the Financial Times. The disputed e-mail was said to have been from White, telling the recipient to “Close a bigger deal to hide the loss.” According to Salon, Leopold’s article “used seven full paragraphs amounting to 480 words, virtually verbatim, from the FT. There were two attributions to the FT within the passage, but they appeared to apply only to the specific sentences that contained them, not to the full passage.” Leopold later admitted that he had been careless by not providing the FT with additional credit, but insisted that Salon’ s editors had all the relevant documents, including the disputed White email, before the story was published. Paul Krugman of The New York Times, who wrote a piece based in part on Leopold’s work, also had to backpedal, acknowledging that he should not have cited the e-mail.

Leopold was referred to as “one of the most aggressive reporters” on the California energy crisis by Jill Stewart, a columnist for the now-defunct New Times LA newspaper in Los Angeles. An article Leopold wrote for CBS Marketwatch about Enron’s role in the California energy crisis was cited during a floor speech by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and read into the Congressional Record on June 10, 2003, as Congress was debating energy policy.

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Publishers Weekly wrote of News Junkie that “While there’s a lot of lying admitted to in this scrappy memoir, from Leopold’s hiding of his criminal past to his playing of sources to get his scoops, it’s (probably) not an untruthful memoir—indeed, it might become required reading for aspiring journalists.” The book was on the Los Angeles Times’ Bestsellers / Paperbacks list on June 11, 2006 and July 16, 2006.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Journalist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Jason Leopold celebrates birthday on October 7 of every year.

On May 13, 2006, Leopold reported on Truthout that Karl Rove had been indicted by the grand jury investigating the Plame affair. Rove spokesman Mark Corallo denied the story, calling it “a complete fabrication”. Truthout vigorously defended the story saying variously that it had two or three “independent sources”, before the executive director, Marc Ash, issued a statement apologizing for “getting too far out in front of the news-cycle”. The grand jury concluded with no indictment of Rove.

In 2008, Leopold received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

In 2010 Leopold and psychologist and human rights worker Jeffrey Kaye requested information on the use of psycho-active drugs on Guantanamo captives. Captives and former captives had been reporting medical staff collaborating with interrogators to drug captives with powerful psychoactive drugs prior to interrogation since the very first captives release. The report from the Pentagon Inspector General was declassified, and in which the Pentagon concludes that the injections were flu shots, IV hydration (sometimes post-hunger strike), and medical treatment with or without consent, and “were not mind-altering drugs for interrogation purposes”. The report does say that a detainee was given a routine flu shot, and was told that the shot was a truth serum or hallucinogen “as a ruse”.

60 Minutes cited a report by Leopold, published at Truthout as a source for their episode on May 16, 2010, about the BP oil spill and the whistleblower who was warning about a possible blowout at another BP deepwater drilling site. Digital Journal wrote up the story and also cited the Truthout report. CNN’s Randi Kaye in an article also cited a report by Leopold on Mark Kovak’s inside knowledge about the safety concerns at the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska BP oil field. On July 8, 2010, Los Angeles Times reporter Kim Murphy cited Leopold’s investigation into neglect and cost-cutting practices at Alyeska Pipeline in her report on the resignation of Alyeska’s CEO one day after Leopold’s report was published at Truthout. On July 14, 2010, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing in the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. The hearing, titled “The Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (Part 2): Integrity Management,” cited an investigative report by Leopold, published at Truthout as a document for the committee’s investigation.

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