Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin is a Fox News national security correspondent based at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a Jerusalem-based correspondent for Fox News in October 1999 and had previously worked with Fox News in Moscow for three years.

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Griffin has been reporting daily from the Pentagon since 2007, interrogating senior military leaders, traveling to battle zones with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of Defense, and covering all areas of the military, including the current wars against ISIS and Al Qaeda.


Jennifer Griffin, born in 1969 to John Griffin, who is a partner working in a Washington D.C. law firm, her mother, Carolyn Griffin, worked as a producing agent and director of the Metro stage (a theatre in Virginia). Jennifer is a wartime news reporter covering significant events throughout the 90s, joining Fox News in 1999. She is best known for her advocacy in breast cancer awareness as a survivor, which she frequently talks about.

Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics from Harvard University in 1992 and went to work soon after in her chosen field of journalism. She is well known for her coverage of Middle Eastern Affairs with the Associated Press (AP) and National Public Radio (NPR). Griffin made famous reports such as reporting from the Gaza Strip, said on the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, during her stroke incident. She worked in Cyprus from 1995 to 1996 and in Russia from 1996 to 1999, covering Boris Yeltsin, the continual Mir Space Station crises, and the economic collapse later.


In addition to her roles in Middle Eastern political reporting, she helped play an active role in getting a release for a fellow cameraman and news reporter from Gaza custody in 2006. At the beginning of her career, she had received a lucky break, reporting for The Sowetan newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was able to report on the release of Nelson Mandela from prison at the time and later covered the war of Black and White. This leads her to join Fox News Channel in 1999. In March 2007, she moved with her family to Washington D.C., where she took up the job serving as a National Security Correspondent and is based at the Pentagon. His duties still included reporting and working with Fox News Channel. Her new role mainly consisted of continuing with her job but looking at news events from a national security perspective and reporting on them.

In 1994 while working with NPR, she fell in love with her soon-to-be husband, Greg Myre. Greg worked with NPR and AP for many years before and worked with the New York Times to write articles on their digital editions. Their marriage took place at the Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick, Virginia. Jennifer decided during this time that she would also keep her maiden name rather than the traditional form of taking her husband. She does not quote her reasoning. Her husband, 34 at the time of marriage, was a graduate of Yale University.

Greg Myre worked with AP and NPR for nearly 20 years. He was like Jennifer, well known for his coverage of the Gulf War, Nelson Mandela’s prison release, the rising of the Taliban forces in the mid-90s and the early days of Vladimir Putin, and lastly, the early 2000s United States war with Afghanistan. He works in part with the Middle Eastern Institute of Washington as a scholar on Middle Eastern Politics and governance.

Marriage and Personal Life

Jennifer and Greg’s marriage produced three children; during the birth of her last child, Luke, she discovered that she had stage three breast cancer. She was diagnosed on September 28, 2009. In an interview with Fox News Channel, “I put on my flack jacket and went to war” as printed by Women’s Health Magazine. Jennifer felt that she was no stranger to reporting on war and that her breast cancer would become a battle that determined her life. She quickly responded to the oncoming battle by leaving the Airwaves and taking a break to better health.

Breast cancer was common in Jennifer’s family history; she reported that her great-grandmother had passed away at an undisclosed early age, while her mother had fought with breast cancer as well. She did not want to be caught by surprise. However, she did not receive any checks during her last pregnancy, and it was not until she was weaning Luke off breast milk that she had found a grapefruit-sized tumor in one of her breasts.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 1 Jan, 1969
Age: 51 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Education: Harvard University
Gender: Female
Description: American journalist
Twitter Id: JenGriffinFNC
Spouse: Greg Myre
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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