Who is Jennifer Griffin? (Fox News) Biography, Wiki, Age, Family
Jennifer Griffin is an American journalist who currently works as a national security correspondent for Fox News.
She is in the spotlight after President Donald Trump called her to be fired for her reporting on claims made about Trump in an article published Thursday, August 3rd by The Atlantic.
Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm .@JeffreyGoldberg reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans and did not want to drive to honor American war dead at Aisne-Marne Cemetery outside Paris.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) September 4, 2020
The article claimed the president referred to American World War I veterans buried in France’s Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, as “losers” and “suckers” back in 2018, a claim which Griffin admitted she had not confirmed while claiming other details of the article had been confirmed by some of her sources.
Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Did Not Confirm ‘Most Salacious‘ Part of Atlantic Story https://t.co/rUpbSWhHac via @BreitbartNews All refuted by many witnesses. Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2020
The article, titled Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers,’ was reportedly based on several sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, The Atlantic noted.
She is the daughter of John W. Griffin, a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm, and Carolyn J. Griffin, the producing director of Metrostage, a theatre in Alexandria, Virginia.
Griffin initially reported for a newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she covered Nelson Mandela’s release from imprisonment and other events in South Africa’s transition away from apartheid. She covered Middle Eastern affairs for the Associated Press and National Public Radio before joining Fox News in 1999.
In 2009, Griffin was forced to leave the airwaves after she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. Following successful treatment, she returned to work in 2010 as a National Security correspondent for Fox News.
In October 1994, Griffin married Greg Myre, 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 three children, Annalise Myre, Amelia Myre and Luke Myre.
Fox News Channel journalists have rushed to defend their colleague, correspondent Jennifer Griffin, after President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that Griffin “should be fired” after she confirmed reporting by The Atlantic that detailed President Trump repeatedly disparaging members of the military, the nation’s war dead, and wounded veterans.
In an appearance on Cavuto Live Saturday, Griffin defended her reporting: “My sources are not anonymous to me and I doubt they are anonymous to the president,” Griffin told Neil Cavuto. “I can tell you that my sources are unimpeachable.”
Cavuto noted that “you are a very good reporter—and then some. Jennifer Griffin following the story here. She’s pretty scrupulous when it comes to making sure all the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed.”
On Friday, Griffin—citing two former senior Trump Administration officials—confirmed key elements of The Atlantic’s story, including Trump’s decision not to drive to the Aisle-Marne Cemetery outside Paris to honor fallen American soldiers. “The President drives a lot,” one of Griffin’s sources said, “the other world leaders drove to the cemeteries. He just didn’t want to go.”
That angered the president, who called for Griffin’s dismissal and added “Fox News is gone!” But Fox News journalists were quick to join reporters from other outlets in defending Griffin. Bryan Llenas, a Fox News national correspondent, said “Jennifer Griffin is the kind of reporter we all strive to be like. She’s courageous, smart, ethical, fair and a class act.”
Fox News’ Bret Baier said Griffin “is a great reporter and a total class act,” and FNC’s Trey Yingst said of Griffin, “she embodies what the industry is built upon. Truth and accountability.”
Jennifer Griffin once helped to secure the release of her colleagues who were kidnapped in Gaza.
She reported from war zones for years and is now one of the most well connected journalists in DC.
She embodies what the industry is built upon. Truth and accountability. https://t.co/kcFF5BZhNJ
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) September 5, 2020