Glenn Greenwald

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Glenn Greenwald
Greenwald in 2014
Greenwald in 2014
BornGlenn Edward Greenwald[1]
(1967-03-06) March 6, 1967 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater
GenreNon-fiction, political and legal commentary
SubjectsU.S. politics, law
Notable works
SpouseDavid Michael Miranda[2]

Glenn Edward Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American journalist and author, best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian newspaper. The first of these reports were published in June 2013. The reports were about the United States and British global surveillance programs. They were based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden.[3][4] Greenwald and the team he worked with won both a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize for these reports. Greenwald has written several best-selling books, including, No Place to Hide.

Greenwald's work on the Snowden story was featured in the documentary, Citizenfour, which won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Greenwald appeared on-stage with director Laura Poitras and Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsey Mills, when the Oscar was given.[5] In the 2016 Oliver Stone feature film Snowden, Greenwald was played by actor Zachary Quinto.[6]

Before the Snowden file disclosures, Greenwald was widely considered one of the most influential opinion columnists in the United States.[7] After working as a constitutional attorney for ten years, he began blogging on national security issues before becoming a Salon contributor in 2007 and then moving to The Guardian in 2012. He currently writes for and co-edits The Intercept, which he founded in 2013 with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

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  1. "Attorney Admissions from January 1, 1985, to Present" (PDF). US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  2. Glenn Greenwald (February 6, 2017). "Family of Five: A Same-Sex Couple Set Out to Adopt a Child. They Ended Up With Three". The Intercept. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  3. Boadle, Anthony (August 6, 2013). "Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Gave Me 15-20,000 Classified Documents". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  4. Greenwald, Glenn (2013-08-19). "Glenn Greenwald: detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation". The Guardian. London, UK.
  5. Olsen, Mark (23 February 2015). "Oscars 2015: 'CitizenFour,' that treason joke and an onstage surprise" – via LA Times.
  6. "Snowden: Zachary Quinto opens his eyes to surveillance". Archived from the original on 2016-09-20. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  7. Summers, Nick. "The Digital 100 Power Index". Newsweek. 7/2/2012, Vol. 160 Issue 1/2, p22-33.