im Malloy, an Emmy Award-winning television reporter and New York Times bestselling author, will discuss his reporting on convicted child predator Jeffrey Epstein, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, in the Mount Carmel Auditorium. This talk, which is part of the School of Communications’ speaker series, is free and open to the public.
Epstein, a well-connected financier, investor, and philanthropist, died in August 2019, one month after he was arrested on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.
Those charges came 11 years after he was first convicted by a Florida state court of procuring an underage girl for prostitution and soliciting a prostitute. As part of a plea deal, Epstein was only convicted of these two crimes even though federal officials had identified 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, whom Epstein had allegedly sexually abused.
“I spent 14 years, first as a local television news reporter in Florida pursuing Jeffrey Epstein and then as a nonfiction author,” said Malloy. “His escape from the punishment he deserved is inexplicable. The damage he did to hundreds of girls, now women, is hard to fathom. He was pure evil.”
Malloy, James Patterson and John Connolly wrote the 2016 nonfiction book, “Filthy Rich,” which was about the downfall of Epstein, who funded numerous political campaigns and socialized with several dignitaries, including Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. “Filthy Rich” spent five weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2016. The book was recently re-released with additional reporting, and a Netflix documentary based on the book is in the works.
Chris Roush, dean of the School of Communications, said, “The story of Jeffrey Epstein has gripped the country and seems to be getting stronger, even after his death. Tim was at the forefront of telling this story before it became a national event, and we’re delighted that he’s joining us to talk about that experience.”
In addition to covering the Epstein case, Malloy has extensive political and wartime reporting experience. He has been embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan 14 times since 9/11, working as a one-man band, shooting his own video, and reporting live from areas of conflict. He has written extensively on the two wars for newspapers and magazines.
Malloy also reported live on the Intifada from Israel, the Oklahoma City bombing, both attacks on the World Trade Center, the San Francisco and Haiti earthquakes, gang wars and riots in Miami and Los Angeles, drug smuggling and human trafficking off Puerto Rico, numerous hurricanes and eight political conventions.
Malloy has worked in New York City (WPIX-TV), Los Angeles (KCOP-TV), and South Florida (WPEC-TV, WPTV), as a news anchor, investigative reporter and war correspondent. As a reporter, anchor and director of documentaries, he has won 10 regional Emmys and been nominated for 25 Emmys. He currently works as a polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll.