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For every story that runs, countless others are killed before anyone gets the chance to read them. KILLED reveals the true stories behind reporting that was once considered too dangerous, too fringe, too…SOMETHING…by the media. With help from some of the biggest names in magazines, Justine Harman brings dead stories back to life.

23 Episodes


After midnight on July 6th, 2012, three teenage girls walked into the thick Appalachian woods somewhere along the Mason-Dixon county line. Hours later, under the glow of a nearly full moon, only two walked out. The very last time Dave and Mary Neese saw their only child Skylar was in a grainy black-and-white video. In it, she's sneaking out of her ground-floor bedroom in the middle of the night, her purse over her shoulder, her brown hair swinging as she hurries across the small parking lot to a waiting car. What happened to Skylar Neese has become gothic American lore: the odd girl out in a vicious teenage triangle. But in the ten years since that fateful night beneath the West Virginia stars, a fuller portrait of what happened has emerged. From award-winning journalists Justine Harman and Holly Millea comes a gripping 10-part series featuring Skylar's family, closest friends, and law enforcement who lived the case—and are still living it.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

NEW SHOW: The High Roller Heist

In the early morning hours of December 14th, 2010, Anthony “Tony” Carleo will walk into the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip adorned in a full motorcycle jumpsuit, gloves and helmet and pull a pistol, robbing a high stakes craps table of 1.5 million dollars in casino chips. This is the wild, “only in Vegas” true story of the guy who robbed the house, returned to the house and began living in it, like a king, for free.

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

Episode 10: The Cadet

Men's Journal ditches a deep dive into the Air Force Academy's flimsy rape case against Lt. Douglas Meester.

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2023

Episode 9: The Missionaries

An ambitious reporter goes door to door with Mormon elders, gets negged by New York Magazine.

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

Episode 8: The Heyday

A Vanity Fair takedown of a prominent fashion figure…gets taken down.

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2023

Episode 7: The World

A double kill! Travel & Leisure and Playboy sink stories on a secretive cruiseliner for the megarich.

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2023

Episode 6: The Inmate

Rolling Stone scraps an essay about rock legend Phil Spector's death.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2023

Episode 5: The Queen

In over 30 years at Vogue, Anna Wintour has killed many stories. This is not one of them.

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2023

Episode 4: The Relationship

ELLE rejects Justine's profile on "porn moms," women who love gay porn stars.

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2023

Episode 3: The Quarterback

Glamour punts a "problematic" 1950s love story.

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2023

Episode 2: The Town

The Aspen Times buries reporting on a mysterious, Soviet-born billionaire.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2023

Episode 1: The Doctor

A Pulitzer prize-winning reporter accuses the Los Angeles Times of delaying his exposé on a dangerous doctor.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2023

Episode 10: The Magazine

The brief, wondrous life of George Magazine—and the Gore Vidal essay deemed too risqué by John F. Kennedy Jr. Featuring Hugo Lindgren and RoseMarie Terenzio.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 9: The Stranger

A nuanced piece about the estranged daughter of one of the deadliest men in history gets offed by Vanity Fair—twice. Featuring Nicholas Thompson.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 8: The Vibe

Vice ditches an oral history about the famously lit McCarren Park pool parties in Brooklyn. Featuring Eleanor Cummins and Patrick Sauer.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 7: The Pedophile

New York assigns a piece meant to vindicate convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein?! Featuring the fact checker who killed the story, Alex Yablon.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 6: The Blueprint

A journalist unlocks a secret in New York’s Chinatown; This American Life drops the hammer. Featuring Aaron Reiss and Stephanie Foo.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 5: The Neighbor

The original tale of a trusting patient and his manipulative psychiatrist (now starring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell) gets shivved by the New York Times. Featuring Joe Nocera and Hugo Lindgren.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 4: The Actor

A celebrity gossip teases an exposé on embattled actor Armie Hammer. But the piece never runs, and the rumor mill kicks into overdrive. Featuring Anne Helen Petersen and Allie Jones.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 3: The Killer

A novice journalist tags along to meet John Wayne Gacy one week before his execution for Details. Featuring Nancy Rommelmann.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 2: The Bombshell

GQ tries to bury a provocative piece about Vladmir Putin's rise to power. Featuring Scott Anderson and Gabriel Snyder.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

Episode 1: The Director

Esquire fumbles a bombshell exposé on director Bryan Singer. Featuring Maximillian Potter, Alex French, and Bruce Handy.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

The Trailer

Each episode of KILLED tells the true tale behind a magazine story once silenced or submerged by the media. Justine Harman interviews some of the biggest names in journalism and learns about the drama and deception that surround major publications' final decisions on whether or not to publish a writer's reporting.

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2022

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