Distinguished Voices: Jennifer Griffin and Greg Myer

Saturday, October 23, 2021
7:00 PM
Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center
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 "National Security: Global Hotspots and Blind Spots" 

Jennifer Griffin currently serves as a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) and is based out of the Washington D.C. bureau. She joined the network in October 1999 as a Jerusalem based correspondent. 

Griffin delivered live coverage from many crises in the Middle East, reporting from the Israel-Lebanon border during the 34 day war between Israel and Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 and covering the Palestinian intifada for 7 years from Jerusalem. She covered the funeral of Yasser Arafat live from Ramallah and interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon more times than any other Western correspondent and provided extensive coverage of the evacuation of Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005. 

Since 2007, Griffin has reported daily from the Pentagon where she questions senior military leaders, travels to war zones and reports on all aspects of the military, including the current wars against ISIS and Al Qaeda. Prior to joining FNC, Griffin covered the Middle East region for several American media organizations including National Public Radio and U.S. News and World Report. 

Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on the intelligence community, a position that follows his many years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the globe. He was previously the international editor for NPR.org, working closely with NPR correspondents abroad and national security reporters in Washington. He remains a frequent contributor to the NPR website on global affairs. He also worked as a senior editor at Morning Edition from 2008-2011. Before joining NPR, Myre was a foreign correspondent for 20 years with The New York Times and The Associated Press. 

Myre was also posted to Cyprus and worked throughout the Middle East, including extended trips to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He went to Moscow from 1996-1999, covering the early days of Vladimir Putin as Russia's leader. He was based in Jerusalem from 2000-2007, reporting on the heaviest fighting ever between Israelis and the Palestinians. 

In his years abroad, he traveled to more than 50 countries and reported on a dozen wars. He and his journalist wife Jennifer Griffin co-wrote a 2011 book on their time in Jerusalem, entitled, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. 

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