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Alec Klein is a bestselling nonfiction author, professor of journalism at Northwestern University and award-winning investigative reporter formerly of The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

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 Alec Klein Biography

Alec Klein is an award-winning investigative journalist, bestselling author and professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Klein is also the director of The Medill Justice Project.

For two decades, Klein worked as a newspaper reporter, including several years as an investigative reporter at The Washington Post, until the summer of 2008 when he joined the Medill faculty. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun and The Virginian-Pilot. His investigations have led to significant reforms, congressional hearings, federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. He gives speeches and conducts workshops throughout the country on investigative reporting, journalism, writing, media, education, business, ethics and other issues.

Of his two books of nonfiction, Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner was an acclaimed national bestseller published by Simon & Schuster in 2003 that was translated into Japanese and Chinese and excerpted in Great Britain. Stealing Time, required reading in several college courses across the nation and used in textbooks in Europe, was selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Library Journal and Strategy + Business. His second book of nonfiction, A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America’s Best High Schools, published by Simon & Schuster in 2007, was named “One of the Best Education Books of the Year” by the American School Board Journal and translated into Chinese. Klein also wrote Beast of Love, a novel published by James A. Rock & Co. Publishers in 2006, and the foreword to the 2011 edition of Show Me The Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication, a textbook adopted at universities across the nation.

At Medill, Klein was named director of the Medill Innocence Project in spring 2011, revamping its operations, instituting new policies and procedures and overhauling its website, introducing long-form investigative articles, videos, podcasts and other multimedia, social media and a series of other innovations and reforms. Under Klein’s leadership, the Medill Innocence Project, now called The Medill Justice Project, has earned recognition nationwide for its investigations, including a Sunshine Award from the national Society of Professional Journalists in 2012.

Prior to Medill, Klein taught journalism at Georgetown University and American University. In his last Washington Post investigation, published in the summer of 2008, Klein co-wrote a three-part series about the national housing boom and bust, documenting industry abuses and chronicling the origins and causes of and fallout from the credit crisis. Among his other stories at the Washington Post, Klein conducted a yearlong investigation of AOL’s takeover of Time Warner. His investigation, based on hundreds of confidential AOL documents, showed how AOL secretly inflated its revenue to pull off the largest merger in U.S. history to create the biggest media company in the world. His investigation sparked investigations of AOL by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Klein’s series also prompted the company, then called AOL Time Warner, to launch its own internal investigation of its accounting, which led the company to admit that it had improperly reported at least $190 million in advertising revenue, causing it to restate two years of financial results. The company agreed to pay $510 million to settle criminal and civil allegations that its AOL division improperly pumped up revenue before and after its merger with Time Warner. In the wake of Klein’s investigation, several top AOL executives were forced to resign, several business partners involved in AOL’s schemes were indicted and convicted on fraud charges and the AOL division that was the focus of his investigation was disbanded.

Klein, a frequent guest speaker, has spoken at the National Press Foundation, the American Press Institute, the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Journalists Association, Unity: Journalists of Color, and various newspapers and other media outlets, schools, associations, clubs and education groups throughout the country. Klein has been a guest lecturer at several colleges, including the University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University and New York University. He was also selected as a business writer-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klein has given a series of Webinars, Internet-based video talks in real time, to professionals throughout the country and abroad. Klein has served as a judge for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards and other journalism contests and has appeared on several television and radio programs, including CNN, CNBC, CBS and NPR as well as the BBC and TV Asahi. The author of several staged plays, Klein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

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Alec Klein

Alec Klein is a bestselling nonfiction author, professor of journalism at Northwestern University and award-winning investigative reporter formerly of The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

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Alec Klein Biography

Alec Klein is an award-winning investigative journalist, bestselling author and professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Klein is also the director of The Medill Justice Project.

For two decades, Klein worked as a newspaper reporter, including several years as an investigative reporter at The Washington Post, until the summer of 2008 when he joined the Medill faculty. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun and The Virginian-Pilot. His investigations have led to significant reforms, congressional hearings, federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. He gives speeches and conducts workshops throughout the country on investigative reporting, journalism, writing, media, education, business, ethics and other issues.

Of his two books of nonfiction, Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner was an acclaimed national bestseller published by Simon & Schuster in 2003 that was translated into Japanese and Chinese and excerpted in Great Britain. Stealing Time, required reading in several college courses across the nation and used in textbooks in Europe, was selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Library Journal and Strategy + Business. His second book of nonfiction, A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America’s Best High Schools, published by Simon & Schuster in 2007, was named “One of the Best Education Books of the Year” by the American School Board Journal and translated into Chinese. Klein also wrote Beast of Love, a novel published by James A. Rock & Co. Publishers in 2006, and the foreword to the 2011 edition of Show Me The Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication, a textbook adopted at universities across the nation.

At Medill, Klein was named director of the Medill Innocence Project in spring 2011, revamping its operations, instituting new policies and procedures and overhauling its website, introducing long-form investigative articles, videos, podcasts and other multimedia, social media and a series of other innovations and reforms. Under Klein’s leadership, the Medill Innocence Project, now called The Medill Justice Project, has earned recognition nationwide for its investigations, including a Sunshine Award from the national Society of Professional Journalists in 2012.

Prior to Medill, Klein taught journalism at Georgetown University and American University. In his last Washington Post investigation, published in the summer of 2008, Klein co-wrote a three-part series about the national housing boom and bust, documenting industry abuses and chronicling the origins and causes of and fallout from the credit crisis. Among his other stories at the Washington Post, Klein conducted a yearlong investigation of AOL’s takeover of Time Warner. His investigation, based on hundreds of confidential AOL documents, showed how AOL secretly inflated its revenue to pull off the largest merger in U.S. history to create the biggest media company in the world. His investigation sparked investigations of AOL by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Klein’s series also prompted the company, then called AOL Time Warner, to launch its own internal investigation of its accounting, which led the company to admit that it had improperly reported at least $190 million in advertising revenue, causing it to restate two years of financial results. The company agreed to pay $510 million to settle criminal and civil allegations that its AOL division improperly pumped up revenue before and after its merger with Time Warner. In the wake of Klein’s investigation, several top AOL executives were forced to resign, several business partners involved in AOL’s schemes were indicted and convicted on fraud charges and the AOL division that was the focus of his investigation was disbanded.

Klein, a frequent guest speaker, has spoken at the National Press Foundation, the American Press Institute, the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Journalists Association, Unity: Journalists of Color, and various newspapers and other media outlets, schools, associations, clubs and education groups throughout the country. Klein has been a guest lecturer at several colleges, including the University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University and New York University. He was also selected as a business writer-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klein has given a series of Webinars, Internet-based video talks in real time, to professionals throughout the country and abroad. Klein has served as a judge for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards and other journalism contests and has appeared on several television and radio programs, including CNN, CNBC, CBS and NPR as well as the BBC and TV Asahi. The author of several staged plays, Klein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

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  • How to book Alec Klein?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alec Klein for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Alec Klein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alec Klein or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alec Klein?

    Booking fees for Alec Klein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alec Klein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alec Klein?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alec Klein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alec Klein for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alec Klein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alec Klein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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