Disgraced ex-USA Today reporter now does charity work, lives in $2M home

Washington Post

The Washington Post's Neely Tucker set out to find out what Jack Kelley -- fired by USA Today in 2004 for sweeping and substantial plagiarism and fabrications -- is doing now. "It is not clear whether Kelley is working now, but he does sometimes volunteer with Free the Children, a Toronto-based nonprofit that does education and development work around the world," writes Tucker.

Kelley lives with his wife, Jacki, and their young daughter in a $2 million home in New Canaan. Jacki Kelley, once an advertising executive at USA Today, is now global chief executive for Universal McCann, a media agency based in New York. Messages left on the Kelleys’ home voice mail and at Jacki Kelley’s office were not returned. An express mail letter was returned after no one signed for three attempted deliveries.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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