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John Stossel          

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist

John Stossel is a television personality, author and libertarian pundit. He has worked for both ABC News and Fox Business Channel during his journalism career and regularly appears on Fox News Channel programs.

Stossel began his career as a consumer reporter. He spent 29 years exposing corrupt businesses and won 19 Emmy awards doing so. But he changed his focus after discovering that government regulation hurts consumers more than business, and that competition protects consumers better than government ever could.

At that point, Stossel's reporting shifted to exposing corruption and waste in government and highlighting the benefits of individual choice. After this shift, John wrote three national bestsellers—Give Me a Break; Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Why Everything You Know Is Wrong; and his most recent, No They Can't: Why Government Fails—But Individuals Succeed.

John has been praised for his reporting on the issues of education, healthcare, consumer protection, government regulation, taxes, legal reform, and more. He has received numerous honors, including 19 Emmy Awards. John joined the ABC News staff in 1981 as a correspondent for 20/20 and a consumer reporter for Good Morning America. He became co-anchor of 20/20 in 2003. John moved to the Fox Business Network in 2009, hosting a weekly show, Stossel, through 2016.

Stossel has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Among his other awards are the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

In his early years at ABC, Stossel was consumer editor at Good Morning America. Prior to that, he was a consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. He began as a researcher for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. He is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in psychology.

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Pandering to Fear: The Media's Crisis Mentality

Give Me A Break: Asking the Right Questions

Looking at Current Affairs With John Stossel

Freedom and It’s Enemies

Pandering To Fear- The Media's Crisis Mentality

Journalist and Entertainer

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Fox’s John Stossel takes on elite media, political ‘ruling class’ in prime-time broadcast
Fox Business Network host John Stossel is taking on “the ruling class” of politics, and their strident influence on the 2016 election during a prime-time broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

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