Michelle Fields

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Michelle Fields is an American political journalist. Upon graduating from Pepperdine University in 2011, she gained attention after having a confrontation with actor Matt Damon over teacher tenure reform.[1] After the Damon altercation, Fields was hired as a reporter by Tucker Carlson at The Daily Caller.

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Early life

Fields was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley.[2] Fields is of Honduran descent and is the daughter of television and film writer Greg Fields.[2]

She studied political science at Pepperdine University and served as the president of the Pepperdine chapter of Students For Liberty.[3]

Journalism career

Fields films and edits her videos in a citizen journalism style. She credits the internet for launching her career and believes that the popularity of her videos is due to her style of reporting. In an interview with C-SPAN in 2011 she said that the use of the internet has empowered people so much that now "one voice can be just as powerful as the New York Times."[2]

On December 25, 2011, Fields was interviewed for one-hour by Brian Lamb on the C-SPAN Sunday evening Q&A show about her reporting style.[2] Fields has appeared on CNBC, Sky News and Fox News programs including Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends First, Your World with Neil Cavuto, America's Newsroom, Fox and Friends, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Stossel, and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.[citation needed]

On August 20, 2012, it was reported that Michelle Fields was no longer with The Daily Caller. [4]

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