2015 Ahamo Journalism Excellence Pick: Interview with Rob Warden about a book he co-authored entitled “Greylord: Justice, Chicago Style”.
The book was about the undercover investigation of corruption in the Cook County circuit court that resulted in the convictions of more than 70 former judges, lawyers, policemen and other court personnel by the FBI
Rob Warden, who was inducted to the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2004, was the co-founder and executive director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law until he retired in 2014. He is an award winning legal affairs journalist who, as editor and publisher of Chicago Lawyer magazine during the 1980’s, exposed more than a score of wrongful convictions in Illinois; including cases in which six innocent men had been sentenced to death.
Before founding Chicago Lawyer in 1978, Mr. Warden was an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor at the Chicago Daily News.