Investigative Journalist and Filmmaker
James O'Keefe Bio
James O'Keefe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder and President of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions.
James O'Keefe's investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the de-funding of taxpayer-funded groups, arrests, resignations, firings, re-trainings and disciplinary action.
O'Keefe's series of voter fraud exposes inspired several states to reform their election laws. His investigation into ACORN led to the group's collapse. He caused a Planned Parenthood Vice President to be fired, National Public Radio executives to be fired, an Enroll America director to be fired, Medicaid worker re-trainings, an investigation into Battleground Texas, and Congressional field hearings into Obamacare navigator fraud. His recent investigations into the DisruptJ20 movement uncovered violent plots, and led to the arrest of three individuals for conspiracy to commit assault.
He caught Hollywood environmentalists on video willing to take Middle Eastern oil money to fund anti-fracking movies. He exposed corruption in the racial grievance industry, the heartbreaking failures of the VA, and lawbreaking in Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He famously crossed the border dressed as Osama bin Laden and ISIS terrorists.
During the 2014 elections, Project Veritas Action investigations played a pivotal role in four key Senate victories. In 2016, O'Keefe's videos were credited with making a significant impact in the presidential election. Highlights included being mentioned in the final presidential debate, three key players losing their jobs, White House briefings, Clinton responses and major media coverage.
In 2013, O'Keefe authored New York Times bestseller, Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy, the inside story of the challenges he faced bringing his powerful new form of guerilla reporting to the forefront.
O'Keefe is a graduate of Rutgers University. He is the recipient of the Robert Novak Award for Journalistic Excellence (2011), has been named "Fox News Power Player of the Week" twice, and was on the Forbes "30 Under 30" for media moguls.