Fox News Channel (FNC) announced today that national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has been assigned to cover Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for the network. Griffin joins chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, who has been reporting on the Clinton campaign for the past month, in leading the network’s coverage of the presumptive Democratic nominee through the general election.She will return to the Pentagon beat after the election.Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron and senior national correspondent John Roberts will continue as the lead reporters covering presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Most recently, Griffin served as FNC’s national security correspondent based out of Washington D.C., where she reported on all aspects of the military including the current actions against ISIS and Al Qaeda. She has provided extensive coverage of major national security stories, including the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. Griffin has also secured interviews with several high-profile government officials including, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Baghdad, Iraq on the day the Iraq War ended as well as an exclusive interview with General David Petraeus in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010 when he took over as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. She has also traveled on multiple trips overseas with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates from 2007-2011, having commenced her Pentagon tenure at the start of the Iraq War troop surge.
Prior to her work at the Pentagon, Griffin was based in Jerusalem where 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 and its withdrawal from the Gaza strip in 2005, as well as Yassar Arafat’s funeral. Additionally, Griffin is credited with conducting a rare and extensive interview with former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon on his farm in 2009 before he lapsed into a coma. She joined FNC in 1999 after covering the Middle East region for several American media organizations including National Public Radio and U.S. News & 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.
Before joining the Clinton campaign beat last month, Chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reported from Washington D.C. and covered the nomination of current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), key 2014 Congressional races, the IRS scandal, and the hearings surrounding the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. He covered the 2012 presidential election for FNC and the Bush administration, conducting interviews with then President George W. Bush and then Vice President Dick Cheney. Emanuel joined FNC in 1997 from KCAL-TV (CBS) in Los Angeles, CA, where he covered breaking news. Prior to that, he covered local and state politics for KMID-TV (ABC) in Midland, Texas, KCEN-TV (NBC) in Waco, Texas and KTBC-TV (FOX) in Austin, Texas.
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