Mike Taibbi

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Mike Taibbi
Born Loren Ames Denny
c. 1949
Hawaii, US
Alma mater Rutgers University (BS)
Occupation Television journalist
Spouse(s) Siobhan Walsh
Children Matt Taibbi

Mike Taibbi (born c. 1949) is an American television journalist working at NBC News. He has won an Emmy Award and is a four-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award.[1]


Early life[edit]

Born Loren Ames Denny out of wedlock in Hawaii, to a Filipino-Hawaiian mother named Camila Salinas, Taibbi was adopted from foster care at 7 or 8 years of age by Salvatore and Gaetana Taibbi and raised[2] with the name Mike Taibbi in New York City. The surname Taibbi is of Sicilian and Lebanese origin.[3] He graduated from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1971 with Bachelor of Science degrees in English and sociology.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married and had a son, Matt Taibbi, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone.[1][4][5]


In 1989, with Anna Sims-Phillips, Taibbi co-wrote Unholy Alliances: Working the Tawana Brawley Story, about the discredited Tawana Brawley rape allegations.

Taibbi worked for television network affiliates in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, New York, and at ABC News and CBS News before joining the television news magazine series Dateline NBC in 1997. He reported on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in the early 2000s.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Staff (June 23, 2010). "Mike Taibbi – NBC News Correspondent". NBC News. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "obamas-story-inspires-search-for-roots". NBC News. January 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mike Taibbi Status". Twitter. 
  4. ^ Vernini, James (February 23, 2010). "Lost Exile – The Unlikely Life and Sudden Death of The Exile, Russia's Angriest Newspaper". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ Taibbi, Mike (October 12, 2009). "An Appreciation for a Humble Irish Priest". World Blog. NBC News. Retrieved January 31, 2013.