Fox News Inks Correspondent Jennifer Griffin to Multi-Year Deal

Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin (Image credit: Fox News)

Fox News Channel has named network veteran Jennifer Griffin as its new chief national security correspondent as part of a new multi-year agreement.

Griffin has reported on national security issues around the world for more than 30 years, covering every major story impacting the United States’s security at home and abroad, the network said.

Prior to serving as the network's national security correspondent, Griffin was the network's Jerusalem correspondent. Before joining Fox News, Griffin covered the Middle East region for NPR, U.S. News & World Report and other U.S. news agencies.

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“Jennifer is one of the industry's premier journalists and has proven to be an indispensable asset on a consequential beat with unrivaled experience spanning more than three decades in multiple war zones,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “We are extremely proud that she will continue her incredible career at Fox News Media.” ■

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.