Ron has won numerous writing awards sponsored by such organizations as USA Book News, Foreword Magazine, and Independent Publishers Book Award. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Journalists and Authors, the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Florida Freelance Writers Association and the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Ron Chepesiuk is an optioned screenwriter and the award-winning author of numerousbooks - three of them optioned for movies. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholarto Indonesia and Bangladesh and a former instructor in UCLA's Extension Journalism Department. His articles, which number in the thousands, have appeared in such publications as FHM, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Woman’s World, Modern Maturity, New York Times Syndicate, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists,among others. As an expert in crime history, he is a consultant to the Gangland TVseries and has been interviewed on numerous TV programs, including Discovery, NBC Dateline, Biography, ID, Black Entertainment Television, Starz, and TV 1.As a journalist, Ron has reported from more than thirty-five countries, including Cuba, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Kenya, Hong Kong, and Nepal,and his 16,000 plus interviews include such luminaries as Gerry Adams, Yasser Arafat, John Kerry, Jimmy Carter, Abbie Hoffman, a former president of Nicaragua, and three former presidents and two vice presidents of Colombia, South America.In 2010, Ron launched his publishing company, Strategic Media Books, LLC.As an independent U.S. publisher of original paperback and e-book editions that aims to bring its outstanding publishing program to the widest possible audience, Strategic Media Bookspublishes nonfiction that includes true crime, biography/memoir, business, history/current affairs, and lifestyle, as well as cutting-edge and inspirational fiction. Strategic Media Books also publishes a book series titled “Gangsta Chronicles.” This series focuses on true and gritty stories from the street and the world of crime. Strategic Media Books’ authors have received numerous literary honors and awards, taking many of the industry’s top prizes.tIn addition, Ron is radio host of CRIME BEATRadio Show. The Crime Beat show has been on the air since January 2011 and has listeners in 130 plus countries. Guests have included Henry Hill, Noam Chomsky, George Jung, Joe Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco) and Chris Kyle, American Sniper, among others.