Christopher Leonard

Christopher Leonard

Executive Director of the WWG

Writing a book about the Federal Reserve Bank and the American economy.

Christopher Leonard is the executive director of the Watchdog Writers Group.

He is the author of two books with Simon & Schuster, “The Meat Racket,” and the New York Times Bestseller “Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America,” which won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. Leonard graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School in 1998, and was a senior fellow at the New American Foundation between 2012 and 2017.

Leonard is writing a book for Simon & Schuster about the Federal Reserve Bank and its increasing importance in the American economic system. The book will build on his recent Time magazine article about the Fed’s response to the current economic crisis and coronavirus pandemic.


Kelly Kullman

Working with Christopher Leonard to research the modern history
of U.S. banks.



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