George Knapp is an American investigative journalist. (born Woodbury, New Jersey)
Residing in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1979 and working primarily for KLAS-TV since 1981, Knapp is known for his work on anomalous phenomena.
In the late 1980s, Knapp reported the story of Bob Lazar (who claimed to have worked on extraterrestrial UFOs at the secretive Area 51). In 1991, Knapp left KLAS to work for Altamira Communications, a public relations firm whose clients included those favoring the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository (commonly referred to as a dump) 90 miles north of Las Vegas. He was rehired by KLAS-TV in the mid 1990s when he left the nuclear dump public relations firm. Knapp was heavily criticized in the media when he admitted in May 1992 during a nuclear utility conference in Washington, D.C. that part of his job included compiling what he called ''dossiers'' on key Yucca Mountain opponents.
He wrote a regular column titled ''Knappster'' for the now-defunct alternative newsweekly Las Vegas Mercury, and has occasionally been a guest and guest host of the paranormal-themed syndicated radio program Coast To Coast AM.
According to his KLAS-TV profile, Knapp has won seven Mark Twain Awards and eight Emmys. Per that same profile, through his work as part of the station's I-team, in that capacity, he received two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards he has earned two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative stories on voter registration fraud in a 2004 Clark County election. Additionally, Knapp's 1990 reporting of the Lazar/Area 51 story was named the best Individual Achievement by a Journalist by United Press International.