Michael Isikoff bio

1. Name: Michael Isikoff
2. Title: Investigative Reporter
3. Biography:

Michael Isikoff is an investigative reporter who has broken multiple stories on international and presidential politics. After 13 years as a reporter for The Washington Post, Isikoff left the paper for the magazine Newsweek after the editors of The Washington Post refused to run a story about the Paula Jones scandal. As a correspondent for Newsweek, he was prepared to break the sex scandal between Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton. Newsweek decided not to run the story, allowing Matt Drudge to break the story instead.

In addition to writing about the intelligence failures preceding the Sep. 11 attacks, Isikoff has covered the War on Terrorism, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and other international and domestic stories. In 2007, he released The New York Times best-selling book Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War. In 2010, Isikoff left Newsweek to become a national investigative correspondent for NBC News.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News, 2010-present
  • Correspondent, Newsweek, 1994-2010
  • Media Fellow, Hoover Institution, 2001, 2002, 2004
  • Recipient, Edgar Allan Poe Award, 1999
  • Reporter, The Washington Post, 1981-1994
  • Reporter, Washington Star
5. Education:
  • M.A., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1976
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1974
6. Published Works:
  • Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (Co-written with David Corn), 2007
  • Uncovering Clinton, 1999
7. Contact info: Michael Isikoff, National Investigative Correspondent for NBC News
Phone: (212) 664-4444
Email: [email protected]