James O’Keefe is a renowned American journalist and media innovator known for using undercover footage, whistleblowers and unconventional flare in his reporting. He has founded three media organizations over his 15-year career and currently serves as the CEO of O’Keefe Media Group. O’Keefe Media Group is dedicated to empowering citizen journalists to replicate his model of exposing corruption and fraud.
O'Keefe's investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the defunding of taxpayer-funded groups and even jail time for some of the most corrupt.
The 2009 ACORN investigation led to the group's collapse. Other investigations led to 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. In 2017, his investigations into the DisruptJ20 movement led to the arrests of three individuals for conspiracy to commit assault at the National Press Club during the presidential inauguration.
O'Keefe is a graduate of Rutgers University. He founded an independent newspaper in college called The Centurion. James is a 2014 recipient of the Young Professional Conservative Leadership "Buckley Award" awarded to "young professionals in recognition of significant achievements in advancing the conservative cause." James is also 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.