Journalist and Author
Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author who writes about war, weapons, U.S. national security and government secrecy. Her newest book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, published on February 11, 2014 and became an instant New York Times bestseller.
Her 2011 non-fiction bestseller, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, has been published in five languages and is being made into an AMC scripted television series with Gale Anne Hurd (Walking Dead, Terminator), and Chris Carter (X-Files).
Annie Jacobsen graduated from St. Paul’s School and Princeton University where she wrote with Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Auster, studied Greek, and served as captain of the Princeton women’s ice hockey team. She was a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine from 2009 until it closed in 2013. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Kevin and their two sons.