Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold is an Emmy nominated investigative reporter for VICE News where he reports on national security. Leopold’s aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act includes suing the FBI and Department of Defense and forcing those agencies to changes its FOIA policies; filing the FOIA that forced the State Department to release all 52,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails; forcing the NSA for the first time to release all of the financial disclosure forms of its top officials; and prying loose the highly-classified DOJ white paper granting the CIA the authority to kill a US citizen abroad. Leopold’s reporting and FOIA work has been profiled by dozens of radio, television, and print outlets. The list includes a 2015 front-page story in the New York Times along with pieces in the online magazine Matter, the Society of Professional Journalists’ magazine Quill, the American Journalism Review, ProPublica, and the Washington Post. Politico referred to Leopold in 2015 as “perhaps the most prolific Freedom of Information requester.” That year, Leopold also testified before Congress about FOIA. In 2016, he was awarded the FOI award from Investigative Reporters & Editors and was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Hall of Fame by the Newseum Institute and the First Amendment Center.