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Interview with David Krajicek of Crimescape!

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Join us with David Krajicek as we discuss his career and work with Crimescape.

David J. Krajicek has written extensively about celebrity life in books, newspaper and magazine articles and stories for Time Warner's Crime Library. Much more than a journalist and much more than a writer with decades of strong expertise in true crime, he is an excellent storyteller with incredible panache, and he knows the music world as well. He sings and plays trombone in a busy blues/swing/oldies band based in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. His band, The Blues Maneuver, plays about 50 gigs a year.

     Krajicek is a longtime newspaperman, an author and a former Columbia University journalism professor. He is regarded as one of the country's best true crime storytellers. He writes “The Justice Story,” a weekly true crime feature that has been running in the New York Daily News since 1923. He was a special correspondent for Court TV's Crime Library and has appeared frequently on television as a crime expert, including on "The Today Show" and Dominick Dunne's "Power, Privilege and Justice." He was "Crime Beat" columnist for APBNews.com.

     Krajicek cofounded Criminal Justice Journalists, a national association of reporters and editors. He is co-editor of Crime & Justice News and a contributing editor for TheCrimeReport.org.

    He has worked as a staff writer at the Omaha World-Herald and New York Daily News. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice and the Manchester (U.K.) Guardian. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Columbia University.