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Frank Snepp

CIA Whistleblower & Peabody Award-Winning Journalist

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Frank Snepp Biography

Frank Snepp is one of the original CIA whistleblowers, a former highly decorated top spy whose revelations sparked a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing on free speech and national security. His subsequent exploits as a Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist working for all three broadcast networks, including ABC’s 20/20, and in various print and online media, have helped rewrite the meaning of many headline events of the past thirty years, from the Iran Contra affair to the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the evacuation of Afghanistan and Putin’s “Plan B” for Ukraine.

A graduate of Columbia University’s school of International Affairs, he served as consultant to the Manuel Noriega legal defense team and has appeared in more than fifty documentaries on national security, the CIA and the Vietnam war. He has produced celebrated documentaries of is own, including an Emmy Award-winning report on drug-trafficking through Mexico. He has taught First Amendment law at two major universities and worked as a screen writer for a dramatic television series and as consultant to such legendary actors as Marlon Brando.

As a one-time lead strategy analyst at the CIA station in Saigon, who interrogated top prisoners and intelligence sources, personally delivered the President of South Vietnam to his own evacuation flight out of the country and who was among the last seventeen CIA officers to be lifted off the roof of the US embassy, Snepp’s first-hand knowledge of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history has made him a go-to authority as the fiftieth anniversary of the fall of Saigon draws near.

His first memoir "Decent Interval" is widely viewed as a classic of the Vietnam war, His second memoir, Irreparable Harm, details his harrowing battle before the Supreme Court, in U.S. v Snepp, which set a precedent that governs free speech today. The Peabody award he received in 2005 while working for NBC -- one of scores of citations for his journalistic work -- honored him for exposing a lethal methane threat to 12,000 residents of coastal Los Angeles.

Snepp’s wide-ranging experiences have given him unique perspective on what it takes to speak truth to power, to blow the whistle on wrong-doing, and to know when and how to stand up for the right cause. His presentations combine motivational guidance applicable in any situation with unparalleled eyewitness historical context.

Speaking Topics
  • Crawling out of Tragedy Standing Up – lessons learned from the end-games in Vietnam and Afghanistan

    Based on Frank Snepp perspective as a senior CIA intelligence analyst in Saigon, fortified by the discipline and self-confidence he learned as a whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and crusading investigative journalist.

  • Knowing When to Stand up and Be Counted: A Whistleblower’s Manual

    Broad motivational counsel based on Frank Snepp’s experience as a famed CIA whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and award-winning investigative journalist.

  • How Hollywood Gets Spies Wrong -- and Right

    Based of Frank Snepp’s experiences as a former top CIA analyst in Vietnam, who has written for and consulted with Hollywood headliners, including the late Marlon Brando, who let spy-noia hijack his imagination.

  • Getting Reluctant Truth Tellers to Talk: Advice from an Ex-CIA Agent

    Based on Frank Snepp's perspective as the CIA’s senior intelligence analyst in Vietnam, fortified by his experience interrogating the highest-ranking enemy prisoner ever captured, and ferreting out the truth as an award-winning investigative journalist -• with foot notes about how Hollywood gets spies wrong.

  • Surviving Defeat in War, Espionage and Life

    How to pick yourself up and go on -• based on Frank’s Snepp experience as a top CIA analyst who lived through the fall of Saigon, then suffered a shattering loss in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court battle over free speech that left him penniless, gagged for life and under suspicion of having “irreparably harmed” the nation’s security, counterbalanced by the restorative effects of his choice to keep on fighting the good fight for truth and the underdog as a crusading journalist.

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Books
Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End Told by the CIA's Chief Strategy Analyst in Vietnam

Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End Told by the CIA's Chief Strategy Analyst in Vietnam

Irreparable Harm: A Firsthand Account of How One Agent Took On the CIA in an Epic Battle over Secr ecy and Free Speech

Irreparable Harm: A Firsthand Account of How One Agent Took On the CIA in an Epic Battle over Secr ecy and Free Speech

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  • HOW TO BOOK Frank Snepp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Frank Snepp 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 Frank Snepp, 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 Frank Snepp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Frank Snepp?

    Speaking fees for Frank Snepp, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Frank Snepp charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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 Frank Snepp, 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 Frank Snepp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Frank Snepp 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 Frank Snepp 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 Frank Snepp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Frank Snepp 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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CIA Whistleblower & Peabody Award-Winning Journalist

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Frank Snepp Biography

Frank Snepp is one of the original CIA whistleblowers, a former highly decorated top spy whose revelations sparked a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing on free speech and national security. His subsequent exploits as a Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist working for all three broadcast networks, including ABC’s 20/20, and in various print and online media, have helped rewrite the meaning of many headline events of the past thirty years, from the Iran Contra affair to the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the evacuation of Afghanistan and Putin’s “Plan B” for Ukraine.

A graduate of Columbia University’s school of International Affairs, he served as consultant to the Manuel Noriega legal defense team and has appeared in more than fifty documentaries on national security, the CIA and the Vietnam war. He has produced celebrated documentaries of is own, including an Emmy Award-winning report on drug-trafficking through Mexico. He has taught First Amendment law at two major universities and worked as a screen writer for a dramatic television series and as consultant to such legendary actors as Marlon Brando.

As a one-time lead strategy analyst at the CIA station in Saigon, who interrogated top prisoners and intelligence sources, personally delivered the President of South Vietnam to his own evacuation flight out of the country and who was among the last seventeen CIA officers to be lifted off the roof of the US embassy, Snepp’s first-hand knowledge of one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history has made him a go-to authority as the fiftieth anniversary of the fall of Saigon draws near.

His first memoir "Decent Interval" is widely viewed as a classic of the Vietnam war, His second memoir, Irreparable Harm, details his harrowing battle before the Supreme Court, in U.S. v Snepp, which set a precedent that governs free speech today. The Peabody award he received in 2005 while working for NBC -- one of scores of citations for his journalistic work -- honored him for exposing a lethal methane threat to 12,000 residents of coastal Los Angeles.

Snepp’s wide-ranging experiences have given him unique perspective on what it takes to speak truth to power, to blow the whistle on wrong-doing, and to know when and how to stand up for the right cause. His presentations combine motivational guidance applicable in any situation with unparalleled eyewitness historical context.

Frank Snepp Speaking Topics

  • Crawling out of Tragedy Standing Up – lessons learned from the end-games in Vietnam and Afghanistan

    Based on Frank Snepp perspective as a senior CIA intelligence analyst in Saigon, fortified by the discipline and self-confidence he learned as a whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and crusading investigative journalist.

  • Knowing When to Stand up and Be Counted: A Whistleblower’s Manual

    Broad motivational counsel based on Frank Snepp’s experience as a famed CIA whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and award-winning investigative journalist.

  • How Hollywood Gets Spies Wrong -- and Right

    Based of Frank Snepp’s experiences as a former top CIA analyst in Vietnam, who has written for and consulted with Hollywood headliners, including the late Marlon Brando, who let spy-noia hijack his imagination.

  • Getting Reluctant Truth Tellers to Talk: Advice from an Ex-CIA Agent

    Based on Frank Snepp's perspective as the CIA’s senior intelligence analyst in Vietnam, fortified by his experience interrogating the highest-ranking enemy prisoner ever captured, and ferreting out the truth as an award-winning investigative journalist -• with foot notes about how Hollywood gets spies wrong.

  • Surviving Defeat in War, Espionage and Life

    How to pick yourself up and go on -• based on Frank’s Snepp experience as a top CIA analyst who lived through the fall of Saigon, then suffered a shattering loss in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court battle over free speech that left him penniless, gagged for life and under suspicion of having “irreparably harmed” the nation’s security, counterbalanced by the restorative effects of his choice to keep on fighting the good fight for truth and the underdog as a crusading journalist.

Frank Snepp Videos

  • CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories in Vietnam ...
    Frank Snepp arrived in Vietnam in 1969 and stayed on until he was evacuated as Saigon fell in 1975.He spent a good deal of time working with ...

Frank Snepp Books

FAQs on booking Frank Snepp

  • How to book Frank Snepp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Frank Snepp for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Frank Snepp, 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 Frank Snepp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Frank Snepp?

    Speaking fees for Frank Snepp, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Frank Snepp charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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 Frank Snepp, 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 Frank Snepp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Frank Snepp for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Frank Snepp 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 Frank Snepp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Frank Snepp 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.

Frank Snepp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Crawling out of Tragedy Standing Up – lessons learned from the end-games in Vietnam and Afghanistan, Knowing When to Stand up and Be Counted: A Whistleblower’s Manual , How Hollywood Gets Spies Wrong -- and Right, Getting Reluctant Truth Tellers to Talk: Advice from an Ex-CIA Agent and Surviving Defeat in War, Espionage and Life. The estimated speaking fee range to book Frank Snepp for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Frank Snepp generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeff Yang, Lotfullah Najafizada, Nicholas Ballasy, Asma Khalid and Sam Stein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Frank Snepp for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Frank Snepp Speaking Topics

  • Crawling out of Tragedy Standing Up – lessons learned from the end-games in Vietnam and Afghanistan

    Based on Frank Snepp perspective as a senior CIA intelligence analyst in Saigon, fortified by the discipline and self-confidence he learned as a whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and crusading investigative journalist.

  • Knowing When to Stand up and Be Counted: A Whistleblower’s Manual

    Broad motivational counsel based on Frank Snepp’s experience as a famed CIA whistleblower, Supreme Court precedent-maker and award-winning investigative journalist.

  • How Hollywood Gets Spies Wrong -- and Right

    Based of Frank Snepp’s experiences as a former top CIA analyst in Vietnam, who has written for and consulted with Hollywood headliners, including the late Marlon Brando, who let spy-noia hijack his imagination.

  • Getting Reluctant Truth Tellers to Talk: Advice from an Ex-CIA Agent

    Based on Frank Snepp's perspective as the CIA’s senior intelligence analyst in Vietnam, fortified by his experience interrogating the highest-ranking enemy prisoner ever captured, and ferreting out the truth as an award-winning investigative journalist -• with foot notes about how Hollywood gets spies wrong.

  • Surviving Defeat in War, Espionage and Life

    How to pick yourself up and go on -• based on Frank’s Snepp experience as a top CIA analyst who lived through the fall of Saigon, then suffered a shattering loss in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court battle over free speech that left him penniless, gagged for life and under suspicion of having “irreparably harmed” the nation’s security, counterbalanced by the restorative effects of his choice to keep on fighting the good fight for truth and the underdog as a crusading journalist.

Frank Snepp Speaker Videos

  • CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories in Vietnam ...
    Frank Snepp arrived in Vietnam in 1969 and stayed on until he was evacuated as Saigon fell in 1975.He spent a good deal of time working with ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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