About Trevor Aaronson

Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer for The Intercept and a 2020 ASU Future Security Fellow at New America. He is also author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism and creator of host of the documentary podcasts American ISIS and Chameleon: High Rollers.

His 2015 TED Talk, “How this FBI strategy is actually creating U.S.-based terrorists,” has been viewed more than 1 million times and translated into 23 languages. A documentary he reported and produced for Al Jazeera Media Network, “Informants,” screened at the London Investigative Film Festival and was broadcast worldwide in three languages.

A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards, Aaronson has won national and regional journalism awards, including the Molly National Journalism Prize and the international Data Journalism Award. Aaronson has been featured on CBS This Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, MSNBC, This American Life, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, WNYC’s On the Media and The Leonard Lopate Show, among others.

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