John Cook

John Cook is the investigations editor for Insider Inc. He works with reporters at both Insider and Business Insider to produce high-impact, deeply reported pieces on all manner of subjects.

He has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years, serving as executive editor of Gawker Media, editor in chief of The Intercept, and founder of Gizmodo Media Group's investigative team, the Special Projects Desk.

He was coauthor, with Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, of "Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records," and has written or worked for The Trace, Radar Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, and a variety of other outlets. He has also taught magazine writing at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Allison Benedikt, and their three boys.

He can be reached by email at His PGP key can be found here. His fingerprint is:

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News 2019-08-21T19:25:00Z

Source: Jeffrey Epstein ordered 3 couples in his entourage to get married

Business Insider has learned of a previously unreported marriage between two women in Jeffrey Epstein's entourage — one a US citizen, the other from Eastern Europe.
Premium News 2019-07-25T16:55:11Z

Jeffrey Epstein and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband were coinvestors in an exclusive private-equity fund

Business Insider found ties between the multimillionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the spouses of prominent political figures.

These FBI documents claim Martin Luther King Jr. laughed as his friend raped a woman

Unearthed FBI documents claim civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. laughed as he watched a friend rape a woman in a Washington, DC hotel room.