Crime Reporter Jon Leiberman to Speak at Greenwich Library on April 9
On Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., crime expert Jon Leiberman will discuss his career as a crime reporter, his work as a victim advocate and his new non-fiction thriller, Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption and the Search for Truth. The book, a detailed investigative report on the trial of infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, was co-written with criminal prosecutor Margaret McLean and published by MacMillan in February.
The book closely follows the life and trial of Bulger, a ruthless hoodlum and former FBI informant, who spent 16 years on the run from the FBI until he and his girlfriend were finally caught and arrested in Santa Monica, California in 2011.
In Whitey on Trial, the truth is revealed through trial testimony, interviews with cops, FBI agents, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and members of the jury that ultimately found Bulger guilty on thirty-one counts, including eleven murders. An exclusive letter from Whitey to McLean offers insight into his state of mind immediately following the verdict.
Jon Leiberman is an award-winning investigative correspondent, radio host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. Jon hosts "Leiberman Live" on Sirius XM and is a crime contributor for CNN HLN and WildAboutTrial.com and a crime blogger for Huffington Post. Whitey on Trial is his first foray into publishing.
Leiberman previously reported from Iraq, Cuba, and from the floor of the 2004 presidential political conventions for 62 stations nationwide as Washington Bureau Chief for Sinclair Broadcast Group. His reporting during this time earned him a 2005 Payne Special Citation for Ethics in Journalism. Leiberman has served as a Professor of Journalism for several universities, including the University of Iowa School of Journalism. He sits on the board of the National Domestic Violence Registry and holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Meeting Room is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive or email the Local History Librarian or call (203) 622-7948.
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