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Griff Jenkins | Biography

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  • Full Name William Griffin Jenkins
  • Occupation Journalist, Producer, Radio & Television Personality,
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Birth Date Dec 15, 1970
  • Age 50 Years, 11 Months
Washington-based Correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC)

Griff Jenkins | Biography

Associate Producer of 'Common Sense Radio with Oliver North' & 'Oliver North’s War Stories'

Among his exclusive coverages, in 2021, Jenkins corresponded with the Travis Manion Foundation’s president and Gold Star sister Ryan Manion on the occasion of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. They discussed the foundation’s initiative, The Honor Project, to honor the veteran heroes buried at Arlington.


Griff Jenkins is an American radio show producer and also a correspondent of the Fox News Channel.

Who Is Griff Jenkins?

Griff Jenkins’ journalism career started as an intern at Salem Radio Network in 1994. In 1996, he was promoted to radio associate producer and worked on the nationally syndicated show Common Sense Radio with Oliver North. He then worked as an associate producer on another radio show, Oliver North’s War Stories, from 2001 to 2003. 

He joined Fox News as a radio producer in 2003; then, he was promoted to a correspondent at Fox News Channel in 2006. Subsequently, his career highlights as a correspondent of the Fox were the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, then the 2016 election cycle, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the aftermath of the deadly EF5 tornado in Moore.

Other than that, Jenkin’s Honor Project discussions were among his exclusive coverages for the Fox News Channel, followed by his 2021 unexpected encounter with the illegal immigrants crossing from Tamaulipas and entering Texas near Del Rio.

Early Age & Bio

William Griffin Jenkins was born to an army family on 15 December 1970. His father, R. Lee Jenkins, was a Marine veteran who served in the Korean war. Unfortunately, his father passed away in August 2013.

After high school, he attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1989.

Career

After graduating college, Jenkins moved to Washington D.C., where he interned for Republican congressional representative Don Sundquist before joining Salem Radio Network in 1994. There he began his journalism career as an intern, and in 1996 he was promoted to producer associate at the radio station. He was among the producers of the nationally syndicated show Common Sense Radio with Oliver North. Then, from 2001 to 2003, he was associate producer to the radio show Oliver North’s War Stories.

Later, in 2007, he published an article titled ‘A Front-Row Seat to History’ about his experiences in the Iraq war in the Magazine of Memphis University School.

Career at Fox News

Jenkins joined Fox News in 2003 as a radio producer; then, in 2006, he became Fox News Channel correspondent. From his position, he covered many national and international stories.

Prominently he is known for the 2012 CO movie theater shooting in Aurora correspondence, followed by 2008, 2012, and 2016 election cycle, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the aftermath of the deadly EF5 tornado in Moore.

Besides that, Jenkins was an embed in the Middle East on several occasions. His coverage spanned the invasion of Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 through the Battle for Mosul in 2016. He also contributed to the Fox channel’s live coverage from New York City during the 2014 New Year’s Eve program and the All-American New Year.

Further, he flew to Texas and Florida to offer breaking news coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s and Irma’s effects and aftermaths. He also reported live from the 2020 Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C., then subsequently went to Delaware to cover the 2020 Democratic National Convention on the field. And in 2021, he covered live reporting from the Capitol on 6 January 2021, when rioters surrounded it.

Honor Project and Drug Smugglers

Among his exclusive coverages, in 2021, Jenkins corresponded with the Travis Manion Foundation’s president and Gold Star sister Ryan Manion on the occasion of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. They discussed the foundation’s initiative, The Honor Project, to honor the veteran heroes buried at Arlington.

Followed by that, during a reporting excursion, Jenkins and his team ran into asylum seekers and illegal immigrants crossing the Rio Grande from Tamaulipas, Mexico, into Texas near Del Rio in 2021. The collected stories of the immigrants garnered national attention as they evidentially opposed American President Joe Biden’s former claim on the issue where he stated the borders were closed to resist illegal activities. 

Wife & Children

Jenkins is married to his wife, Kathleen Jenkins, since September 1998. They celebrated their 23rd marriage anniversary in September 2021. Jenkins and his wife have two daughters together, Madeline and Mackenzie.

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