Susan Bradford
Investigative Journalist and Author
Reporting with Integrity

Susan Bradford is a Washington, DC-based investigative reporter, author, and the world’s leading expert on the Abramoff investigation who uncovered how and why Republican superlobbyist Jack Abramoff was set up for wrongful prosecution through a conspiracy hatched by Sen. John McCain, the Washington Post, tribal dissidents, and rival lobbyists. 

Bradford holds a BA in English from UC Irvine, and a postgraduate certificate in political science, and MA in International Relations from the University of Essex. She also earned a certificate in public international law from the University of Helsinki and a certificate in Congressional Relations from Georgetown University. During her junior year abroad, she studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She spent a summer studying French at College Cevenol in Le Chambon sur Lignon, France, and Japanese in Hamamatsu, Japan and has traveled extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Egypt, and Latin America — and has visited the Locondon (the descendants of the Mayans) and Tarahumara Indians (considered the fastest runners in the world) in Mexico.

As an undergraduate, she worked for CBS-TV's national bureau in Los Angeles as an intern and hosted and executive produced "Witness the News" for the local cable channel. She was became the first student member of the Hollywood Women's Press Club, serving on the HWPC's Golden Apple Awards Committee which honored the greatest Hollywood talent, including Robin Williams, Halle Berry, among others; the Scholarship Committee, which supported young journalistic talent; and the HWPC Board of Directors.  During this time, she placed third in the state for the California Press Women's competition. 

During her postgraduate matriculation, Bradford was appointed Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of the UK (NATO public affairs office) and served on the NATO Universities Advisories Committee. During this time, she participated in conferences hosted by the Atlantic Treaty Association and the Standing Conference of Atlantic Treaty Organizations all over Europe. She was tapped by Sir Harold Atcherley to found the East Anglia branch of the European Movement and later served as public affairs coordinator for the EM London Strategy Group. She also founded the European Review, which became the departmental publication for Essex University’s Centre for European Studies. As Editor, she solicited and published submissions from leading heads of state and academics on European social, economic, and political integration and the TransAtlantic relationship. She also scored the last interview with Baron Robert Rothschild, an architect of the European common market, and covered an anti-NATO debate in the Russia state Duma, the Council of Europe summit that launched the euro, and a Britain in the World conference in London. As liaison officer for the European Society, she brought leading world and EU leaders to speak for students and participate in debates at the Essex University.

A versatile communicator, Bradford was speech writer for  UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Howard and Korean Ambassador Sung Chul Yang. She also worked as news writer for KNX (CBS) News, production assistant for the PBS Red Car Film Project, reporter for City News Service, freelance producer at the Fox News Channel Assignments Desk, and Assignment Editor for Voice of America.

Her seminal work on the Abramoff investigation and the fraud within Indian Country which drove it are documented in Lynched! The Shocking Story of How the Political Establishment Manufactured a Scandal to Have Republican Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff Removed from Power. She authoredThe Full Court Press: How the Bush Administration Managed the Media through Embedded Reporters, Talking Points, Blacklists, Intimidation, Back Channels, and Clever PR. Both books are available on Amazon. Her book on Abramoff was based on extensive research, travel to the tribes in question, interviews with over four hundred original sources close to the investigation, and thousands of pages of documents.  Bradford's book on how the Bush Administration managed the media is based upon numerous interviews with neoconservative and Pentagon public relations officers and major network and print journalists.

Her articles have appeared in Organizational Trends (published by the Capital Research Center), The Washington Times, UN Vision, and European Review. Susan's blog has appeared on Michael, Ron Paul presidential campaign site, The Center for Responsive Politics,, The Sonoran Alliance, Smart Girl Politics, Original Pechanga,, TurningPointUSA,, and elsewhere. 

Bradford biography is maintained in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and  Who's Who Among American Woman.  

Susan Bradford is available for hire to investigate matters pertaining to fraud, government corruption, forensics accounting, etc. Inquire within.