Michelle Fields

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Michelle Joann 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 altercation, Fields was hired as a reporter at The Daily Caller.

Early life[edit]

Fields was born January 10, 1988 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[edit]

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]

In 2011 Fields was interviewed by Brian Lamb on the C-SPAN Sunday night show Q&A about her reporting style.[2] Fields has appeared on CNBC, Sky News, Fox News, 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, Red Millennial, and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.[citation needed] Fields was featured in Details Magazine as part of the next wave of political pundits.[4]

In 2012, Fields gave a TED talk on her career and the future of internet journalism.[5]

Fields joined PJ Media's new network, Next Generation, with former Congressman Allen West as a host/correspondent on January 14, 2013.


  1. ^ "Matt Damon's clash with libertarian journalist Michelle Fields on education is a viral hit". Washington Post. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Q&A With Michelle Fields". C-SPAN. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ "2011 SFL Awards Finalists". Students For Liberty. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ Wednesday (2012-10-24). "Meet the Next Wave of Political Pundits: The Daily Details: Blog". Details. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  5. ^ "I will be giving a TED Talk in Miami". MichelleFields.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

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