Jose Pagliery

Journalist in New York

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Jose Pagliery is an investigative reporter based in New York City.

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His writing and on-camera work has covered issues related to national security and crime. He has documented hackers, firearms, and the darker side of technology. His first book, Bitcoin: And the Future of Money, explains the digital currency and its economic implications.

Pagliery's award-winning reporting has taken him to Mexico's drug smuggling highways, Washington State's marijuana farms, and the strangest corners of the internet. His work appears across media platforms and has included video explainers and on-air appearances for CNN. His work has been featured on Money Magazine, NPR, and The New York Times.

He is an avid hunter of public records -- and frequently receives leaked documents from whistleblowers.

At CNN, Pagliery reported on critical failures in the nation's gun buying background check system. He acquired long-forgotten government records to show that Donald Trump's casino was once a money laundering concern and expose how the future president was a nightmare landlord in the 1980s. He has investigated how ISIS built a business empire of terror, the way tech companies are hindering criminal investigations, and how Major League Baseball uses human smuggling.

In 2016, Pagliery investigated Russian information warfare against the West, online trolls meddling in the US election, and the American companies used in these operations.

Pagliery has previously been a journalist at The Miami Herald, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and South Florida's Daily Business Review. In 2011, he earned a Green Eyeshade Award, which recognizes the best journalism in the southeastern United States.

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  • Work
    • Investigative reporter
  • Education
    • Florida International University, BS, Communications, 2011