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Glenn Greenwald
Greenwald in 2014
Greenwald in 2014
Born Glenn Edward Greenwald
March 6, 1967 (1967-03-06) (age 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater
Genre Non-fiction, political and legal commentary
Subjects U.S. politics, law
Notable works
  • Citizenfour
  • How Would a Patriot Act?
  • A Tragic Legacy
  • No Place to Hide
Spouse David Michael Miranda

Glenn Edward Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American journalist and author, best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian newspaper. The first of these reports were published in June 2013. The reports were about the United States and British global surveillance programs. They were based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden. Greenwald and the team he worked with won both a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize for these reports. Greenwald has written several best-selling books, including, No Place to Hide.

Greenwald's work on the Snowden story was featured in the documentary, Citizenfour, which won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Greenwald appeared on-stage with director Laura Poitras and Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsey Mills, when the Oscar was given. In the 2016 Oliver Stone feature film Snowden, Greenwald was played by actor Zachary Quinto.

Before the Snowden file disclosures, Greenwald was widely considered one of the most influential opinion columnists in the United States. After working as a constitutional attorney for ten years, he began blogging on national security issues before becoming a Salon contributor in 2007 and then moving to The Guardian in 2012. He currently writes for and co-edits The Intercept, which he founded in 2013 with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

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