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Jennifer Griffin

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. 

Most recently, Griffin reported on the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. and the 2013 National Security Administration (NSA) leaks involving the former NSA government contractor Edward Snowden and the NSA’s wide-ranging surveillance activities.  Additionally, she has covered the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. She has secured major interviews with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Vietnam in 2012 and General David Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010. Griffin also traveled with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as a member of a VIP press pool in 2011.

During Griffin’s tenure at FNC, she has provided coverage of Operation Enduring Freedom from Israel and on the wake of the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy from Phuket, Thailand. 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 in 2000, its withdrawal from the Gaza strip and Yassar Arafat’s funeral. Also, Griffin is credited with conducting a rare interview with former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 2009.

Prior to joining FNC, Griffin covered the Middle East region for several American media organizations including 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 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 comparative politics. 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.