Who is Jennifer Griffin?

Jennifer was born in the USA on 20 April 1969 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s a journalist who’s probably known best for the work she’s done for the American multinational conservative cable news channel Fox News, especially for working as the national security correspondent at The Pentagon.

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Early life and education

Jennifer was raised in the US by her mother Carolyn J. Griffin, who worked as a producing director at the theatre Metrostage in Alexandria, Virginia, and her father John W. Griffin who was a partner at a law company in Washington, D. C. Because Jennifer hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of her fans believe that she’s an only child.

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She was into a number of activities while attending a local high school, and was highly sporting, as she played soccer and ran track for school teams, while she practiced various other sports. Jennifer was amongst the best students in her class, and her parents urged her to focus on her education, and pursue a college degree.

Upon matriculating in 1987, she enrolled at Harvard University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government in 1992.

Career as a journalist

Jennifer worked various jobs upon graduating, but has kept the details of her early career away from the media’s attention; it’s only known that she worked for the newspaper “The Sowetan”, and for them travelled to Johannesburg in South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

She was hired by Fox News in October 1999, and travelled to Jerusalem, Israel from where she reported on unsuccessful peace talks, suicide bombings and the Second Palestinian Intifada. The year 2000 saw her cover Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, she also covered the Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza strip, and the funeral of Palestinian political leader Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf al-Qudwa al-Husseini.

Jennifer was amongst the first people to report from Phuket and Khao Lak in Thailand, after the cities were struck by a tsunami in 2004.

She was amongst the last people who had a chance to interview the former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 2009, prior to him falling into a coma.

Jennifer has covered various other important stories since she began reporting from The Pentagon, gaining recognition in October 2019, when she fact-checked the former President of Donald Trump’s statement that the US had never given a commitment to the Kurds; Jennifer then tweeted how the US had actually showed support to the Kurds on a number of occasions.

In September 2020, Jennifer revealed that Donald Trump considered war veterans and those who lost their lives in war ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’; Donald and those close to him denied these claims, and asked for Jennifer to quit working as a journalist, while many other reporters defended her.

Jennifer’s support of war veterans

Jennifer has been highly supportive of war veterans since the launch of her career.

She has been hosting the charity event Wounded Warrior Experience since the first half of the 2010s, and people who fought for America can be heard talking about their experiences during the event. It’s mostly focused on revealing issues which veterans have been facing since returning from war, and how their country has helped them and thanked them (or not) for their service.

In 2021, Jennifer volunteered with The Independence Fund, and she’s today serving as the master of ceremonies for the annual CAUSE gala, an event launched to celebrate war veterans.

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She has been hosting the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine’s, Heroes of Military Medicine Awards since 2010, and is today an advisory board member of Report for America, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Fight against cancer

Jennifer revealed in 2009 that she had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She then underwent chemotherapy treatment and double mastectomy surgery, and the cancer was gone a year later.

Jennifer’s cancer story has been published in various magazines, including “People”, and she spoke about her battle in the talk-shows “Oprah” and “Today”.

Love life and husband

Jennifer has allowed her fans to have a glimpse into her private life, even though she prefers to keep its details to herself.

She exchanged vows with Greg Myre in October 1994, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Greg’s an American journalist who has worked for “The New York Times” and Associated Press, and who’s today an NPR national security correspondent.

Jennifer and Greg were together for five years prior to their wedding, having met on 29 October 1989, at a political rally in South Africa.

They have three children together, Annalise, Amelia and Luke, but Jennifer and Greg are keeping them away from the media’s attention.

As of March 2022, Jennifer’s married to Greg Myre, and they have three children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Jennifer enjoys being active on various social media networks, but has chosen to keep her Instagram account private – she has 400 followers, but has asked her fans to instead follow her on Twitter. She launched her Twitter account in October 2012, and it’s today followed by more than 200,000 people; she’s tweeted over 15,000 times, mostly sharing items of news with her fans.

She loves to travel, and has been all around the world thanks to her career.

Jennifer’s a lover of animals, and has donated money to multiple animal shelters.

She enjoys reading books in her spare time – her favorite author is Paulo Coelho, while her favorite book is Paulo’s “Veronika Decides to Die”.

Jennifer’s a fan of Hollywood movies – her favorite actor and actress are Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of her favorite films include “Meet Joe Black”, “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood” and “Lost in Translation”.

Age, height and net worth

Jennifer’s age is 52. She has short grey hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of March 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $2 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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