About Annie Jacobsen


Annie Jacobsen is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and writes a feature called “Backstory” which can be read in the magazine and online at latimes.com. Her work has also appeared in the National Review, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Dallas Morning News, and Slate Magazine. An internationally recognized investigative reporter, articles about Annie Jacobsen have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, London Telegraph, Shanghai Daily and others. She has made guest appearances on more than 700 radio shows speaking to such diverse audiences as “National Public Radio” and “The Savage Nation” about national security, intelligence agencies and Area 51. TV appearances include ABC, MSNBC, FOX News and CNN.

Jacobsen graduated from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, in 1985, and Princeton University, in 1989, where she wrote with Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Auster, studied Greek, and served as captain of the Princeton Women’s Ice Hockey Team. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Kevin and their two sons.

Area 51 has been licensed for publication in five, foreign countries. 

Annie, Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and AMC Television are working on bringing you the Area 51 TV show.