Michael Yon is a 43-year-old American blogger, author, and former member of the Special Forces. Yon is best known for his in-depth reports he has filed, while embedded with US military units in Iraq. A majority of his ventures are funded by reader donations.
Yon's reports have been quoted or printed in major news sources including, but not limited to, Fox News, The Boston Herald, The Detroit News, The New York Post, The Seattle Times, and The Weekly Standard. Additionally, Yon has been interviewed by MSNBC, CNN, and Hugh Hewitt.
Michael Yon is considered by many to be a non-partisan source of the latest news in Iraq, having reported both the good and the bad.