NEW YORK, September 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News Media has signed Jennifer Griffin to a new multi-year contract under which she will now serve as Chief National Security Correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC), CEO Suzanne Scott announced.
Making the announcement, Scott said: “Jennifer is one of the industry’s leading journalists and has proven to be an indispensable asset on a consistent pace with unparalleled experience spanning over three decades in multiple war zones. We are extremely proud that she will continue her incredible career at FOX News Media.”
Griffin added, “It has been an honor to provide viewers with trusted reporting from the Pentagon and around the world on issues that are paramount to all of us – the safety and security of our fellow citizens and allies. I look forward to continuing to informing the public of FOX News alongside the best journalists in the business.”
Throughout Griffin’s high-profile career, she has accumulated more than 30 years of reporting on national security and the Middle East. She has traveled the world covering all the major stories impacting US security at home and abroad, interviewing countless government and military officials. She will notably receive the 2022 “Freedom of the Media” Public Service Gold Medal from the Transatlantic Leadership Network on Saturday evening in honor of her extensive work.
More recently, Griffin traveled to Lviv and Kyiv, Ukraine to cover the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Throughout her coverage of the war, she secured exclusive interviews with top officials, including Foreign Secretary Dmytro Kuleba and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and led FNC’s coverage of the conflict in the States. States with round-the-clock updates from the Pentagon. To mark the one-year anniversary of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, Griffin provided detailed reporting on Afghanistan’s year under Taliban rule last month. She previously led FNC’s coverage of the 2021 pullout and the Abbey Gate terror attack, securing an interview with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley at Ramstein Air Base in Germany . In 2020, Griffin confirmed news of then-President Donald Trump disparaging veterans and canceling a trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery during his 2018 visit to Paris.
During her tenure at the FNC, she also covered the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11.e, 2012, the 2011 murder of Osama bin Laden and the war in Iraq, among many other events. Griffin interviewed then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Baghdad on the day the Iraq War ended in December 2011 and previously spoke with General David Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 , when he assumed command of the US in the region. Additionally, Griffin traveled with then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on several foreign trips from 2007 to 2011. She began her work as a national security correspondent in early 2011. increase in troops from the Iraq war in 2007.
Prior to serving as the network’s National Security Correspondent, Griffin was the network’s Jerusalem-based correspondent, joining FNC as a full-time correspondent in 1999. In that capacity, she reported from the Middle East and the West. Asia for FNC, providing on-site coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the global war on terrorism, countless suicide bombings, military incursions, failed peace accords and the first Palestinian Intifada from 2000 to 2007. 2000, Griffin covered on location Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and the funeral of Yasser Arafat. Previously, she worked in Moscow, Russia as a freelancer for FNC from 1996 to 1999.
Prior to joining FNC, Griffin covered the Middle East region for National Public Radio, US News & World Report and other US news organizations. Previously, she reported for The Sowetan newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and many other historic moments in South Africa’s transition away from the regime. apartheid.
A 1992 graduate of Harvard University, Griffin earned a BA in comparative politics. She is also co-author of the book “This Burning Land: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Transformed Israel-Palestinian Conflict,” which she wrote with her husband, NPR National Security Correspondent Greg Myre, about of their experience in Israel. Griffin is a stage three triple-negative breast cancer survivor and serves on the board of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. She is also on the advisory board of Report for America, a program placing emerging journalists in local newsrooms across the country to cover underrepresented issues. Additionally, Griffin works with several voluntary organizations that serve active duty military, veterans and their families, including Save Our Allies.
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