Who was Dorothy Kilgallen?

In the early 1960s, Dorothy Kilgallen was perhaps the most famous female news reporter in America. She was also an early critic of the Warren Commission report. Then she died, reportedly of a drug overdose.

In a forthcoming book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, Mark Shaw argues she was killed because of her outspoken views on the assassination of JFK.

I don’t know much about Kilgallen, so I’ve asked Shaw for an interview where he can present his evidence and make his case.




From a 5-Star Amazon review of Jefferson Morley’s CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files,

“Can’t imagine a more meticulous take down of the CIA’s decades-long subterfuge surrounding the assassination.”

Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account of the role of CIA operations officers in the events leading to the death of JFK, with a guide to what will be declassified in October 2017.



  1. If indeed Ms. Kilgallen WAS murdered, I believe it HAD to have been done by someone who knew full well she was going to “blow the case wide open”(as she had stated earlier), in so many words. Thus, that killer was frightened that the real truth would come out.

  2. Dan Clark says:

    Kilagallen, Rose Cheramie, Roger Craig, Lee Bowers, Ferrie, de Valle…it’s amazing how many people were murdered for either speaking out or for having witnessed too much yet the mainstream press says “yawn, nothing to see here…”

    The Dorothy Kilgallen story is that much more poignant when you find all her notes from the ruby interview were stolen when she was murdered and the copies she gave to her best friend were also stolen concurrent with that friend also having been murdered.

  3. Ronnie Wayne says:

    It’s great to see her story get at least some of the attention it should have had at the time of her death. Information scattered in other books left me concluding she did not overdose on her own.

    An interview with Jeff would be wonderful. For now here is an article by Mr. Shaw and a link to the website for the book.



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