Michael I. Karpin (born on November 29, 1945) studied political science in the Hebrew University and mass communication in UCLA. He entered broadcasting in 1969 as a radio news reporter for The Voice of Israel (Kol Israel) and became one of the top Israeli reporters of the 1973's Yom Kippur War, covering some of the most ferocious engagements at the Southern Front and the following Disengagement Talks at "Kilometer 101" and then at Geneva, Switzerland.
Michael Karpin  

In 1976 he joined the news department of TV Channel One and for twenty years served as senior reporter and editor.

Karpin is best known for his investigative documentaries and books, revealing two of Israel's most concealed affairs: The creation of the country's nuclear capability and the nationalistic-messianic incitement campaign that preceded the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

On May 1986, Karpin broke the story of Israel's secret service (Shabak) fabrication of evidence in the course of Bus Line 300's investigation, one of the most controversial political affairs in the history of the country. In 1987, he exposed the Captain Izat Nafsu Affair, a Moslem IDF's officer and a Circassian (a small ethnic minority in Israel), who was maliciously investigated by the secret service, convicted of spying and eventually cleared of the charge by the Supreme Court.