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Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin currently serves as a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). She joined FNC in October 1999 as a Jerusalem-based correspondent. Prior to that she reported for 3 years from Moscow for FNC.
 

Since 2007 Griffin has reported daily from the Pentagon where she questions senior military leaders, travels to war zones with the Joint Chiefs and Secretaries of Defense, and reports on all aspects of the military and the current wars against ISIS and Al Qaeda. Additionally, she provided extensive coverage of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August of 2021. Her experience in Afghanistan dates back to 1993. Reporting from Pakistan during that period she covered the arrest of the first World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef in Islamabad and Pakistan’s first nuclear test. She covered the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 and conducted an exclusive interview with then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Baghdad on the day the Iraq War ended in December 2011, an exclusive interview with General David
Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 when he took over as the top US commander there. Griffin also traveled with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on multiple trips to the Middle East and Asia Pacific from 2007 - 2011. She began her work at the Pentagon at the start of the “surge” in Iraq.

 

During Griffin’s tenure at FNC, she has provided coverage from Israel. She provided on scene coverage of the Palestinian Intifada from 2000 - 2007 and was among the first reporters to arrive in the wake of the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, reporting from Phuket and Khao Lak, Thailand in 2004. While based in Jerusalem, she reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, countless suicide bombings, military incursions and failed peace deals. In 2000, she provided on-site coverage of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, its withdrawal from the Gaza strip in 2005
and Yasser Arafat’s funeral. Griffin is credited with conducting a rare and extensive interview with former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon on his farm in 2009 before he lapsed into a coma. She also conducted an exclusive interview with Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Yassin, before his assassination in Gaza.

 

Prior to joining FNC, Griffin covered the Middle East region for several American media organizations including National Public Radio and U.S. News and World Report. Previously, she reported for The Sowetan newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered Nelson Mandela's prison release and numerous other historic moments in South Africa's transition away from the apartheid regime.
 

A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a B.A. in Government. She is also the co-author of the book, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which she wrote with her husband Greg Myre regarding their experience in Israel.