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James LaPorta

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
Military Reporter — The Daily Beast
Covers:  Politics, intelligence community, Department of Defense, veterans affairs, entertainment industry and profile stories.

Journalist on the Free Agent List, Stringer for @WashingtonPost & @TheDailyBeast | @USMC Infantry Gunslinger & Secret Squirrel Veteran

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Biography

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 — 4,470 followers, 22,656 tweets

Sep 26, 2017

RT @TwitterMoments: Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone will testify about Russia collusion in front of the House Committee today.  https://twitter.com/i/moments/912652692924850177 

Sep 26, 2017

"Curve Ball" speaks out. Bob Simon interviews the man that helped lead the U.S. to #Iraq (from 2011)  https://youtu.be/6kB2LOmo8Ao  via @YouTube

Sep 26, 2017

RT @Raphaeleads: "It was a mixed bag. I was going out to kill people" Marine Lt gave up Rhodes Scholarship to save 40 Marines by lea…

Sep 25, 2017

RT @CarlPrinetweets: BREAKING: ADM. Scott Swift to retire, passed over for PACOM post! Story coming.

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Awards

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.