Bill Gertz (born March 21, 1952) is an American reporter and analyst for The Washington Times and Fox News. He is the author of five books and co-writes a weekly column on the Pentagon and national security issues with Rowan Scarborough, called "Inside the Ring". During the administration of Bill Clinton Gertz was known for his stories exposing government secrets.
Gertz was born in Long Island, New York. He does not have a college degree, although he has taken classes at Washington College and George Washington University. He has also written for National Review, The Weekly Standard and Air Force Magazine. He has lectured on defense, national security, and media issues at the Defense Department’s National Security Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, the FBI National Academy, the National Defense University, and the CIA. He has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. He lives in Maryland.
In 2008, Gertz was subpoenaed to the Santa Ana, California federal court to testify in the case of Chi Mak, who was convicted of providing United States Navy technology to China. Gertz refused to answer questions about his sources, citing the Fifth Amendment.