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James LaPorta

Jacksonville, North Carolina
Covers:  Politics, intelligence community, Department of Defense, veterans affairs, entertainment industry and profile stories.

Defense Reporter for @TheDailyBeast & @UPI. Past work: @WashingtonPost, @Chicagotribune | @USMC Infantry & Intelligence Veteran | “Just do it.” — Shia LaBeouf

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James LaPorta is an award-winning journalist and photographer based in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Afghanistan war.

He has covered a wide array of topics from national security and the Department of Defense to the devastation left in the wake of ...

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@JimLaPorta — 6,345 followers, 24,525 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

RT @BrandyZadrozny: This Thanksgiving I'm thankful for my family who love me despite my neglecting them through yet another holiday. N…

Nov 22, 2017

While everyone is off enjoying their #Thanksgiving holiday - @BrandyZadrozny and me are working on an investigation that will have you saying... https://t.co/gaiUE1YKUj

Nov 22, 2017

RT @US7thFleet: A @USNavy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa while en-route to th…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @washingtonpost: This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat  http://wapo.st/2BbmaXQ 

Nov 21, 2017

Bus Photobombs The Weather Channel's Stream of Georgia Dome Implosion  https://youtu.be/3oXhLdeuxDw  via @YouTube

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Military Reporters and Editors Association

2017 - Student
From award presentation: Student Project: James LaPorta, University of North Carolina Wilmington, The Seahawk.org “Is a UNCW policy unknowingly jeopardizing national security by violating federal law?” showed good use of a FOIA request to look at the problem of UNCW copying military IDs or DD-214 documents to give military or veterans special parking permits in possible violation of a law prohibiting such copying.

UNC Wilmington's Distinguished News Reporting

2017 - Reporting
From award presentation: James has provided in depth reporting on two articles that forced institutions to look at what ramifications their actions had on the University of North Carolina Wilmington and community as a whole. One story he wrote was about how the university could be jeopardizing national security by photocopying military identification cards, which earned the newspaper its first outside award for work he did at our paper. James also wrote an in depth article on the Wilmington, North Carolina heroin epidemic.