The Smoking Gun website is owned by William Bastone, Andrew Goldberg and Joseph Jesselli, operating under the company, TSG Industries, Inc. The Smoking Gun was created in 1997 by William Bastone, Barbara Glauber and Daniel Green.
As of 2015, The Smoking Gun's owners also work for the site. William Bastone is the editor, Andrew Goldberg is managing editor and Joseph Jesselli is the reporter. The Smoking Gun reports on exclusive news stories based on information gathered from government sources, Freedom of Information requests, law enforcement sources and nationwide court files. The Smoking Gun has active accounts on both Facebook and Twitter.