Gregg Jarrett

Gregg Jarrett Biography

Gregory Walter "Gregg" Jarrett (born April 7, 1955) is an American television news anchor for Fox News Channel. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in nearby San Marino, California, graduating from San Marino High School in 1973.

Jarrett graduated magna cum laude from Claremont Men's College in 1977 where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980 where he earned a Juris Doctor degree. He was a defense attorney in San Francisco for several years with the law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP. He remains an active member of the State Bar of California. Jarrett has taught law as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School and is a frequent lecturer at law schools.

Joining the Fox News Channel in November 2002, Jarrett co-anchors weekend newscasts with Heather Childers and serves as a substitute anchor weekdays for America's Newsroom (in for Bill Hemmer), Happening Now (in for Jon Scott), and Studio B for (in for Shepard Smith). Jarrett is also a correspondent for the network's one-hour documentaries, and he serves as a legal analyst for both FNC and the Fox Business Network. While at Fox News, Jarrett covered the Iraq War as a correspondent based in Baghdad from May through July, 2003. Embedded with the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division, he was among the first journalists to report from Fallujah.

Prior to Fox News, Jarrett worked at MSNBC as an anchor and correspondent. He covered many stories including the September 11th Attacks, Israeli"Palestinian conflict, and the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election Controversy. Jarrett was anchoring the morning of September 11, 2001 when al Qaeda terrorists struck the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in the Washington D.C. area. He also served as a correspondent covering the Second Intifada in November and December of 2001, reporting and anchoring newscasts from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Jarrett reported "live" from the scene of the Ben Yehuda Street bombing in Jerusalem on December 1st when two suicide bombers and a car bomb killed 13 people, including many children, and injured 188 others.

Jarrett also worked at Court TV (the network now known as TruTV) for eight years, serving as the anchor of Prime Time Justice. He hosted the network's nationally syndicated half-hour magazine show, Inside America's Courts, which was seen daily on broadcast stations (NBC in New York and Los Angeles) and weekends on CNBC. He was a main anchor for the O.J. Simpson double murder trial on location in Los Angeles in 1995, and he covered other major trials including the Menendez brothers, William Kennedy Smith, Jeffrey Dahmer, Rodney King, Marv Albert, and former au pair Louise Woodward. His weekly legal column, syndicated by Knight Ridder/Tribune Media, was distributed to 350 newspapers across the country.

Prior to Court TV, Jarrett worked for a number of local stations including KCSM-TV in San Francisco, CA, WMDT-TV in Salisbury, MD, WKFT-TV in Raleigh, NC and KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS. While at KSNW, he captured the famous "underpass tornado" video that has been featured on many T.V. storm specials and for which he received an Emmy award.

Jarrett has won several other honors for his reporting, including awards from the Associated Press, Radio-Television News Directors Association, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

His height is 6'0" (182 cm) tall.

Jarrett is married with two daughters.

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