Hannah Giles is a journalist who went undercover to expose several Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now offices' practices.
Giles dressed up, posed as a prostitute and went with James O'Keefe, III and a hidden camera to several regional ACORN offices, two of which were ACORN headquarters (New York, New York and Baltimore, Maryland). Giles and O'Keefe posted the footage on BigGovernment.com.
The videos revealed ACORN employees "helping" the journalists with tax evasion and other paperwork in order to run, what turned out to be, a fictitious child prostitution business.
She appeared in many articles and on television shows following the videos' release. Since the videos' releases, she and O'Keefe are facing charges for recording the ACORN employees without their consent.
Giles is an "aspiring" investigative reporter and a Summer 2009 National Journalism Center intern and a current student at Florida International University, majoring in public relations.
Her father, Doug Giles is a columnist for Townhall as well as the creator and host of "The Clash" radio shows. This radio show was the winner of seven Silver Microphone Awards and two Communicator Awards between 2006 and 2009. Mr. Giles is also a minister and award-winning writer.
Hannah has a younger sister.
"Why go after ACORN?" Giles once asked. "Because I love America, I love God, and corrupt institutions don't help that."
- Hannah Giles' profile on BigGovernment.com
- Hannah Giles' Townhall biography
- Doug Giles' Townhall biography
- National Journalism Center website
- Florida International University website
- Issue of Broward County newspaper with Giles' article, page 15
- Issue of Broward County newspaper with Giles' article, page 21