Vanessa Leggett

D.O.B. May 18, 1968.

Significance: Freelance writer jailed for 168 days for refusing to answer a grand jury subpoena.

Notable for: Leggett holds the record for the longest incarceration of an American reporter. An aspiring crime novelist, Leggett was jailed after refusing to turn over material to a grand jury in the murder investigation involving a millionaire Houston bookie. A twist in this case was the question whether the reporter's privilege extends to those not directly tied to a mainstream media organization?