Jon Leiberman (BSJ 97) is an Emmy award-winning investigative correspondent, host, producer, and victim advocate; and he is considered a crime expert. Jon also is the Senior Creative Director and Executive Producer for SAP in Global Corporate Affairs, overseeing content and specifically conceptualizing and executing disruptive video content.
Jon is currently involved in a number of projects. He hosts his own online show “Rapping with Leiberman” for Everyjoe.com a nd serves as an investigative reporter for The Howard Stern Show. He has been a contributor for CNN/HLN, WildAboutTrial.com and Snapped on Oxygen. Jon hosts The CrimeLine with Jon Leiberman for Spreecast and the web series Searching For Justice for AOL. He hosted the daily news show Leiberman Live on Sirius XM. Jon’s first book, "Whitey on Trial" which he coauthored, was released in February 2014.
Jon has filed hundreds of reports on fugitives across the country and abroad for the FOX TV show America’s Most Wanted. Jon used his knowledge of crime as an expert commenter on national TV shows including The Today Show, Shepard Smith’s Fox Report, Nancy Grace and The Maury Povich Show, and he is quoted extensively on crime stories in newspapers throughout the country.
“I always tell people I don't think my success would have been possible without Medill,” Jon says. “From Teaching Television, which gave me my on-camera start, to the wonderful professors—Medill shaped who I have become as a journalist and entertainer.”
Jon has also served as a Professor in Residence at the University of Iowa School of Journalism, and has lectured at the University of Maryland and at McDaniel College. Jon teaches journalism classes online and gives media relations and media training seminars for mediabistro.com. Jon sits on the board of the National Domestic Violence Registry.
Jon previously reported from Iraq, Cuba, and from the floor of the 2004 presidential political conventions for 62 stations nationwide as Washington Bureau Chief for Sinclair Broadcast Group, and his work there earned him a 2005 Payne Special Citation for Ethics in Journalism.
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