Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 non-fiction books about the White House, Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Kessler began his career as a journalist in 1964 on the Worcester Telegram, followed by three years as an investigative reporter and editorial writer with the Boston Herald. In 1968, he joined the Wall Street Journal as an investigative reporter in the New York bureau. He became an investigative reporter with the Washington Post in 1970 and continued in that position until 1985. Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards--for national reporting and for community service. Kessler has also won the American Political Science Association's Public Affairs Reporting Award, the Associated Press' Sevellon Brown Memorial Award, and Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year award. Franklin Pierce University awarded him the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for excellence as a prolific author, journalist, and communicator. He is listed in Who's Who in America. "Ron Kessler...has enjoyed a reputation for solid reporting over the past four decades."--Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast. "Kessler's such a skilled storyteller, you almost forget this is dead-serious nonfiction..."--Newsweek. "[Ronald Kessler] is the man who broke the story about the [Secret Service prostitution] episode in Cartagena...."--New York Times. "His [Kessler's] book quotes both flattering and unflattering observations about presidents of both parties."--FactCheck.org. "[Kessler has] done groundbreaking work over the years, [resulting in] major scoops."--Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo! News. "[Ronald Kessler] is one of the nation's top investigative journalists."--Fox & Friends. "Ron Kessler appears to get everything first."--Slate. Ron Kessler lives with his wife Pamela Kessler in the Washington, D.C. area. Also an author and former Washington Post reporter, Pam Kessler wrote "Undercover Washington: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved." His daughter Rachel Kessler, an independent public relations consultant, and son Greg Kessler, an artist, live in New York. Kessler's website is RonaldKessler.com.Read more Read less
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