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Glenn Greenwald, JD Biography

Cofounding Editor of The Intercept and Former Lawyer
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“It is very reassuring to know… that there are organizations out there like the ACLU that are incredibly well funded and well resourced and strong and filled with people who are devoted these issues [of civil liberties infringement]. It is vital, as a journalist or as other people engaged in activism, to know that these groups are out there and not just that they are out there but that they have the kind of funding and kind of resources that are needed to make them effective.”

“Glenn Greenwald at the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital’s 2014 Bill of Rights Awards Dinner,”, Apr. 28, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Cofounding Editor, The Intercept, Feb. 2014-present
  • Investigative journalist, The Guardian, Aug. 2012-Oct. 2013
  • Writer,, 2007-2012
  • Blogger, Unclaimed Territory (, 2005-2006
  • Attorney, Greenwald, Christoph & Holland, 1996-2005
  • Attorney, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, 1994-1995
  • JD, New York University, 1994
  • BA, George Washington University, 1990
  • Twitter handle: @ggreenwald
  • Named one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy
  • Recipient, George Polk award for national security reporting, 2013
  • Recipient, Online Journalism Award for investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning, 2010
  • Recipient, Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, 2008
  • Recipient, Gannett Foundation award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation watchdog journalism award
  • Recipient, Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil
  • Recipient, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award
Quoted in:
  1. Should the ACLU Defend Free Speech Rights of White Supremacists?