Leslie Kean is an award-winning independent investigative journalist.
She is the author of Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, awarded the Parapsychological Association Book Award, a personal story of research into astonishing and thought-provoking evidence suggestive of the survival of consciousness past death, including cases of children with verified past-life memories, near-death and end-of-life experiences, mediumship, and after-death communications.
Kean coauthored a front-page story in 2017 for the New York Times about a previously secret Pentagon program studying UFOs. Her 2010 book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record was a New York Times bestseller. In 2011, she helped produce a documentary special based on UFOs for the History Channel. Her serious reporting on UFOs, and her successful Freedom of Information Act federal lawsuit against NASA, was featured in USA Today, Vanity Fair, US News & World Report, and Columbia Journalism Review, and on media such as CNN, FOX, and The Colbert Report, among others.
Previously, Kean was a producer and host of a daily investigative news program on Pacifica radio. After many years covering Burma, she coauthored Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity. Kean has contributed articles to dozens of publications such as the Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, International Herald Tribune, Globe and Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Nation.