If you have been keeping up with the all out war in the middle east on FOX news, you have undoubtelly seen their Jerusalem based correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, right in the middle of the action. Watching her this afternoon literally in the middle of a fire-fight got me curious about her. I came across a facinating interview she gave last month on C-Span's Q&A. She talks about raising her two small daughters in a war zone; her tragic experiences covering the tsunami and the heartbreaking mission she went on in Thailand; the snuff films terrorists sent to her bureau in Moscow that made her refuse to go to Chechnya; her friend, wounded CBS reporter Kimberly Dozier; unknowingly living next door to the first World Trade Center bomber, Ramzi Yousef, in Pakistan; how she'd like to be based in Tehran, Iran; the horrifically surreal nature of covering suicide bombings; what it's like to be a Fox News reporter married to a New York Times reporter and much more These are just the things that really stood out to me. Like I said, it is facinating. I would love to take a drive across Israel with her just to hear first hand the stories and the history that she has been apart of. I said a prayer for her today, she is definately in harms way. I have a feeling that she would not have it any other way.
You can watch the video with Real Player or read the transcript here.