Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said President Trump's announcement that U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Syria was the "final straw" for Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to sources.
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.
Most recently, Griffin has covered the nation’s most pressing issues, including the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. In addition, Griffin has closely followed the ongoing battle with the Islamic State. In April, she reported on the “Mother of all Bombs,” the largest non-nuclear bomb dropped on Afghanistan by the United States. Griffin has also covered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Throughout her career, Griffin has secured major interviews with government officials, including former 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. She began her work at the Pentagon at the start of the “surge.”
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. She has covered major news stories extensively including the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
During Griffin’s tenure at FNC, she has provided live coverage of the Palestinian Intifada from 2000-2007 and was among the first reporters to arrive in the wake of the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, reporting from Phuket and Khao Lak, Thailand.
While based in Jerusalem, 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 stripin 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 Sharonon his farm in 2009 before he lapsed into a coma.
Prior to joining FNC, Griffin covered the Middle East region for several American media organizations including National Public Radioand U.S. News and 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.
A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a B.A. in comparative politics. She is also the co-author of the book, “This Burning Land: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” which she wrote with her husband Greg Myre regarding their experience in Israel.
Stories from Jennifer Griffin
Jennifer Griffin sat down with wounded warriors at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to give them an opportunity to share their stories of sacrifice and recovery.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday the Pentagon will submit proposals to the White House for holding a military parade called for by President Trump.
North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan, Jennifer Griffin reported on "Outnumbered Overtime," citing a senior U.S. defense official.
Jennifer Griffin spoke to two wounded warriors to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom ahead of Saturday's Veterans' Day.
U.S. forces have dropped what is known as the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan.
Officials in Iran said Thursday they won't stop test-launching missiles following the Trump administration putting Iran "on notice" over Sunday's launch.
A large special operations raid in Yemen resulted in the deaths of several terrorists and one U.S. Navy SEAL, Jennifer Griffin reported Monday.
Several American intelligence agencies continue to investigate whether retired Gen. Michael Flynn's contact with at least one Russian official violates federal laws.
President Donald Trump is spending a few minutes at the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball in Washington Friday, Jennifer Griffin reported.
Jennifer Griffin brought us the latest from the Senate confirmation hearing of Secretary of Defense nominee Gen. James Mattis (Ret.)
The man behind today's attack at the Ohio State University was an 18-year-old Somali native who was a legal permanent United States resident, Jennifer Griffin reported.