Michelle Fields

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Michelle Fields
Michelle-fields.jpg
Fields in 2013
Born c. 1988 (age 29–30)
United States
Education Pepperdine University (B.A.)
Occupation Political journalist
Years active 2011–present
Employer The Huffington Post
Spouse(s)
Jamie Weinstein (m. 2017)

Michelle Fields (born c. 1988)[1] is an American political journalist who formerly wrote for The Huffington Post and was a reporter for Breitbart News, as well as a Fox News contributor. After graduating from college Fields was hired as a reporter at The Daily Caller. She later became a correspondent for PJ Media. Fields is a former panelist on the Fox News program Cashin' In. In 2016, Fields accused Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her arm at a press conference. At the time, Fields was a reporter for Breitbart but resigned her position in March 2016 due to the organization's handling of the Lewandowski incident.

Early life[edit]

Fields was raised in the Los Angeles area and attended Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California.[2] Fields is of partial Honduran descent and is the daughter of television and film writer Greg Fields.[2]

She studied political science at Pepperdine University, graduating in 2011.[3] She served as the president of the Pepperdine chapter of Students For Liberty, a libertarian student organization.[3][4]

Journalism career[edit]

Fields at the Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

Upon graduating from Pepperdine University in 2011, Fields gained national attention after having a confrontation with actor Matt Damon over teacher tenure reform.[5] Fields films and edits her videos in a citizen journalism style.[2]

Fields has appeared on CNBC, Sky News, Fox News, Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends First, Your World with Neil Cavuto, America's Newsroom, Fox and Friends, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Stossel, and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. Fields was featured in Details magazine as one of "the next wave of political pundits."[6]

In November 2011, Fields, at the time a Daily Caller reporter, said she and videographer Direna Cousins were struck by NYPD officers as police tried to clear Wall Street of protesters during her coverage of Occupy Wall Street.[7] She later became a correspondent for PJ Media.[8]

In 2012, Fields gave a TEDx talk on her career and the future of Internet journalism.[9] In 2015, The Hill newspaper named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, D.C.[10]

In September 2014, Fields became a contributor at Fox News.[11]

In May 2016, Fields became a reporter at The Huffington Post.[1] She published a book, Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of our Washington Elite, in June 2016. The book was quickly edited close to the time of release in order to include an accounting of Fields' incident involving the Trump campaign.

Fields is a former panelist on the Fox News program Cashin' In.[12]

Allegations against Corey Lewandowski[edit]

Fields filed a police report with the Jupiter Police Department on March 11, alleging simple battery.[13] Fields resigned from Breitbart News on March 13, 2016, citing the organization's handling of the matter.[14] On March 29, 2016, Lewandowski was charged with simple battery by the Jupiter Police Department and turned himself in.[15][16]

On April 14, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg filed court documents saying that his office would not prosecute Lewandowski. Prosecutors determined that "there was probable cause to make an arrest" and "the facts support the allegation that Mr. Lewandowski did grab Ms. Fields' arm against her will" but that "the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution."[17]

Personal life[edit]

Fields became engaged to Jamie Weinstein, senior editor of The Daily Caller, in late May 2016.[18] They married June 24, 2017.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rogers, Katie (May 23, 2016). "Ex-Breitbart Reporter Michelle Fields Moves to Huffington Post". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2016. Ms. Fields, 28...
  2. ^ a b c "Q&A With Michelle Fields". C-SPAN. November 30, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  3. ^ a b McKay Coppins, Young, Pretty, and Political: The Highs and Lows of Conservative Media Stardom, Buzzfeed News (March 10, 2014).
  4. ^ "2011 SFL Awards Finalists". Students For Liberty. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Matt Damon's clash with libertarian journalist Michelle Fields on education is a viral hit". The Washington Post. August 3, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "Meet the Next Wave of Political Pundits: The Daily Details: Blog". Details. October 24, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Daily Caller reporter, videographer assaulted by NYPD during 'Occupy' protests". The Daily Caller. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ Chariton, Jordan (September 15, 2014). "Fox News Signs Michelle Fields as a Contributor". Ad Week. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "I will be giving a TED Talk in Miami". MichelleFields.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  10. ^ "Michelle Fields - 50 Most Beautiful 2015". TheHill. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  11. ^ Gold, Hadas (September 15, 2014). "Fox News adds Michelle Fields as contributor". Politico. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  12. ^ Gold, Hadas (March 17, 2016). "Fox News and Michelle Fields 'mutually agree' to reevaluate weekly 'Cashin' In' appearances after Trump dispute". Politico. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  13. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (March 11, 2016). "Breitbart Journalist Files Police Report Alleging Battery at Trump Event". The New York Times.
  14. ^ "Breitbart Reporter, Editor Resign After Alleged Assault From Trump Campaign Manager". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  15. ^ Haberman, Maggie; Grynbaum, Michael M. (March 29, 2016). "Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's Campaign Manager, Is Charged With Battery". The New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Lee, M.J.; Stelter, Brian; Murray, Sara (March 30, 2016). "Donald Trump's campaign manager charged with simple battery". CNN. Archived from the original on March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  17. ^ Anderson, Curt (April 14, 2015). "Prosecutor won't pursue battery charge against Trump aide". Associated Press. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  18. ^ Nguyen, Tina (June 2, 2016). "Exclusive: Michelle Fields Is Not Done with Donald Trump Just Yet". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  19. ^ Fields, Michelle (June 25, 2017). "We're Married!". Michelle Fields Instagram account. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  20. ^ "Michelle Fields & Jamie Weinstein Wedding Gift Registry". Crate&Barrel.

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