About John Camp
John Camp spent twenty-five years digging dirt as an investigative reporter for network and local television. He is the recipient of dozens of broadcast journalism’s most prestigious prizes, including four George Foster Peabody medallions ― the so-called Pulitzer Prizes of broadcasting. He also collected three Alfred I. Dupont citations from Columbia University, two Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) awards and numerous other muckraking prizes. His stories and accomplishments have been the subject of books, magazine articles and newspaper stories.
John became a fulltime investigative reporter in 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana following ten years of broadcasting experience as a radio reporter, News Director and talk show host. After winning the 1973 Radio Television News Directors International Award for Investigative Reporting, he moved to television, first in Miami and later in Boston. He also did part-time mucking for ABC Close Up in New York.
In 1982, he returned to Baton Rouge. During the next seven years, his documentaries on ABC affiliate, WBRZ, received multiples of every major broadcasting award for investigative reporting, earning the station a reputation as one of the the nation’s leading television news operations.
In 1989, he was recruited as Senior Correspondent for CNN’s newly created 30-member investigative reporting team. He left the network in 1998 and has since produced documentaries for Public Broadcasting.
Awards: George Foster Peabody (4), Dupont Columbia (3), National Headliners (3), Investigative Reporters and Editors (2), Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalist (2), Scripps-Howard (4), Associated Press Journalist of the Year, American Bar Association Silver Gavel (2), various state and regional awards.
Citations in publications include: (Books) The Last Hayride, Kings of Cocaine, Fools For Scandal, The Investigative Journalists, Raising Hell (cover picture). (Magazines) Cover story in Washington Journalism Review, People, Newsweek and Columbia Journalism Review.
Television & Radio Interviews: 20-20, Nightline, A&E Biography, C-Span, Geraldo, numerous talk shows
Movies: The Hunting of the President, Double C rossed: The Barry Seal Story (Consultant)