Leo Shane III

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Leo Shane III is an American journalist, and is the Capitol Hill and White House bureau chief for Military Times.[1]

Shane has covered Washington since 2004, focusing on military personnel and veterans policies.[2]

He is chairman[3] of the Executive Committee of Periodical Correspondents for the 115th Congress.

In January 2017, HillVets named Shane of its 100 of 2016 in the media category.[4]

Other honors:

  • In 2009, Shane shared the George Polk Award for military reporting for coverage exposing the military's practice of profiling journalists in Afghanistan in an attempt to steer coverage of the war.[5]
  • In 2011, Shane was named a Kiplinger Fellow[6] in public affairs journalism.

During a May 12, 2016, appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow called Shane[7] "one of the best military and veterans reporters in the country.”

Other recent media appearances:

He previously worked at Stars & Stripes and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Delaware.


  1. ^ "Leo Shane III Author – Military Times". Military Times.
  2. ^ Shane III, Leo (August 15, 2017). "Two months in, questions still surround Trump's promised hotline for vets' complaints". Military Times. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Executive Committee". May 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Media 2016".
  5. ^ "Stars and Stripes' stories on reporter profiling earn George Polk Award".
  6. ^ "2011 Fellows". December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Trump tempts backlash with attack on VA".
  8. ^ "Newsmakers Secretary Robert McDonald, Apr 21 2016 - Video - C-SPAN.org". C-SPAN.org.
  9. ^ "Washington Journal Leo Shane Military Veterans' Issues Campaign 2016, Aug 4 2016". C-SPAN.org.
  10. ^ "U.S. soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses". CNBC.
  11. ^ "Newsmakers Veterans' Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Apr 13 2017 - C-SPAN.org". C-SPAN.org.

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