Investigative Journalist on Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

There is no shortage of accomplishments in Carol Leonnig’s career as a reporter and investigative journalist; however, the release of her book Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service, rises to the top.

From the JFK assassination all the way up to the January 6th Capitol Riot, Fred and Carol discuss several pivotal events in Secret Service protection. More than stories, she shares the important message of understanding how stretched for funding and resources (e.g., training) the agency is to accomplish such an important job that has so little room for error — or zero fail.

Carol Leonnig is a national investigative reporter at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2000. A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Very Stable Genius, Leonnig is also an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.