Michael Isikoff is an investigative journalist, formerly with the United States magazine Newsweek. He joined Newsweek as an investigative correspondent in June 1994, and has written extensively on the U.S. government's War on Terrorism, the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, campaign finance and congressional ethics abuses, presidential politics and other national issues.
On July 1, 2010, Isikoff became the national investigative correspondent for NBC News, a position which he resigned in April, 2014, citing the network's move in a direction that left him with "fewer opportunities" for his work.
Isikoff had been prepared to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but several hours before going to print, the article was killed by top Newsweek executives. As a result, the story broke first on Matt Drudge's Drudge Report the following morning. His book on the subject, Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story, was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Book of the Month Club.
In January 2007, Isikoff married Washington, DC political gossip columnist Mary Ann Akers, who currently writes "The Sleuth" for washingtonpost.com.