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 firstname.lastname@example.org. His PGP key can be found here. His fingerprint is:
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