Jeffrey Scott Shapiro is an American journalist and attorney who has investigated and reported on several high-profile criminal cases, including the disappearance and murders of JonBenét Ramsey and Chandra Levy, the Columbine High School massacre and the sexual assault allegations against NBA player Kobe Bryant.
Shapiro is best known for a story he published in The Washington Times' "Insight on the News," about an FBI investigation concerning possible prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks in the Arab-American community in New York City. The story also featured Shapiro's own investigation, which led him to many mosques, foreign consulates and law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey in an attempt to track al-Qaeda's presence in the area. The article, which was featured in Newsweek, on NBC's "TODAY Show " and on FOX News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor," also made international news in England and Australia.
Shapiro is the author of "Kobe Bryant: The Game of His Life" (Revolution, 2004), the only book ever published on the Bryant criminal case, which he covered for CBS' "48 Hours Investigates." It was serialized in the New York Daily News, The Portland Tribune and The Toronto Sun. He also co-authored "The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success" (West, 2008).
Shapiro served as a White House intern during the Clinton administration and worked as a legal intern for the Democratic National Committee during the presidential elections of 2004.
He received his law degree University of Florida Levin College of Law (2005) and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University (1995). Currently, Shapiro is a prosecutor in Washington D.C. and continues to write about political and legal affairs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.