Andrew Kreig

Andrew KreigJustice Integrity Project Executive Director Andrew Kreig has two decades experience as an attorney and non-profit executive in Washington, DC. An author and longtime investigative reporter, his primary focus since 2008 has been exploring allegations of official corruption and other misconduct in federal agencies. Also, he has been a consultant and volunteer leader in advising several non-profit groups fostering cutting-edge applications within the communications industries. 

In 2008, he became an affiliated research fellow with the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law. From 2009 to 2012, he a senior fellow with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. As president and CEO of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) from 1996 until 2008, Kreig led its worldwide advocacy that helped create the broadband wireless industry. 

Previously, he was WCAI vice president and general counsel, an associate at Latham & Watkins, law clerk to a federal judge. Listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World since the mid-1990s and currently, he holds law degrees from the University of Chicago School of Law and from Yale Law School. His undergraduate degree is from Cornell University, where he studied history, reported for the Cornell Sun, rowed and boxed. He is a member of numerous legal and journalism professional groups, including a quarter century with the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

He began his career in 1970 as a reporter for the Hartford Courant, and then became a freelance magazine writer, and author of a Spiked: How Chain Management Corrupted American's Oldest Newspaper, a pioneering book in 1987 about the impact of a news organization's ownership on its news coverage.A description of Spiked is here. The book was highly controversial upon publication because it examined operations of Times Mirror, a conglomerate that was widely considered one of the two best of the nation's newspaper chains as well as one of the most powerful. But the research was vindicated by events, as indicated by the following reader reviews and the author's more than 100 radio, television and cable interviews.

“Anyone who has been a reporter will recognize the characters in this compelling book, whether or not they've worked for a chain. The arrogance, pretentiousness and downright cowardice so common to newspaper management appear here in bold relief.”

-- John R. MacArthur, Publisher, Harper's Magazine

“…well - written chronicle .... Spiked provides a realistic glimpse of the workings of a newspaper and the forces that help shape coverage."

-- Barron's

“...a pretty chilling tale... very well reported.”

-- Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor and Media Writer, Newsweek

"Andrew Kreig's case study has national significance."

-- Ralph Nader

Kreig's latest book is Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Rmoney and Their Masters. It draws on the author's previous experiences, especially the work of the Justice Integrity Project, to document what many millions have long suspected: secretive elites guide our government leaders. The narrative unfolds step-by-step as the author draws on Washington-based news stories and legal cases explored by the Project to expose irregularities in government operations that hurt the public.

The first book to analyze the Obama second term is also one of the first to examine the 2012 elections. Puppetry reveals scandals and shows why Congress, courts, and other watchdog institutions fail to report key facts about even the biggest news makers.

Puppetry unfolds like a mystery extending over decades to the present. By the end, this compelling narrative documented with more than 1,100 endnotes shows hidden links between puppet masters, political leaders, spy agencies, and the economic austerity now being imposed on a hapless public. By exposing key secrets, it provides a roadmap for reform.