Jennifer Griffin

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Jennifer Griffin
Born1969
EducationHarvard University
Occupationjournalist
Notable credit(s)Fox News Channel
Spouse(s)Greg Myre
Childrentwo daughters, one son
 
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Jennifer Griffin
Born1969
EducationHarvard University
Occupationjournalist
Notable credit(s)Fox News Channel
Spouse(s)Greg Myre
Childrentwo daughters, one son

Jennifer Griffin (born 1969) is a Fox News correspondent,[1] currently reporting from The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as national security correspondent. Prior to her reassignment (on March 12, 2007), she had reported from Jerusalem for the network since joining it in 1999.

She is credited with conducting a rare interview with Ariel Sharon and reported on Sharon's hospitalization. Griffin also provided Fox News' coverage of the expulsion of Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip.

Griffin has reported from Phuket, Thailand following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent Asian tsunami. She also played a part in the release of fellow Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig from captivity in Gaza in 2006.

Prior to joining Fox News, Griffin covered the Middle Eastern affairs for the Associated Press, 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 release from imprisonment and numerous other moments in South Africa's transition away from apartheid.

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Griffin is a daughter of John W. Griffin, a partner in a Washington law firm, and Carolyn J. Griffin, the producing director of Metrostage, a theater in Alexandria, Va..

Griffin married in Oct. 1994, to Greg Myre,[2] a journalist who is NPR's digital editor for international news and has reported for the Associated Press and The New York Times. Griffin and Myre have two daughters; Annalise and Amelia, and son Luke.[3]

A 1992 graduate of Harvard University, Griffin has a bachelor's degree in comparative politics.

Griffin discovered a lump while nursing her new baby Luke in September, 2009 and soon was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.[4] The aggressive nature of this condition had forced her to leave the airwaves to pursue treatment. Now being cancer free, Jennifer returned to the airways on August 25, 2010 reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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