Ronald Kessler

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 non-fiction books. 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 a 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—one for national reporting and one for community service. Kessler has also won the Robert Novak Journalist of the Year Award, 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.

Kessler writes Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Politico opinion pierces, including Surveillance: An American Success Story and The Real Joe McCarthy, which attacked efforts by some conservative writers to vindicate the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Ron Kessler lives with his wife Pamela Kessler in Potomac, MD. Also an author and former Washington Post reporter, Pam Kessler wrote UNDERCOVER WASHINGTON: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved, about spying in Washington. His daughter Rachel Kessler, an independent public relations consultant, and son Greg Kessler, an artist, live in New York.
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