Kristin Fisher
Born
Kristin Anne Fisher

(1983-07-29) July 29, 1983 (age 40)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
EducationBoston University
OccupationJournalist
Television
Spouse
Walker Harrison Forehand
(m. 2011)
Children1
Parents

Kristin Anne Fisher (born July 29, 1983) is an American journalist. She was a television news presenter and White House correspondent for Fox News from 2015 to 2020, and in 2021 joined CNN as its Space & Defense correspondent.

Early life

Astronauts Anna and Bill Fisher with their baby daughter Kristen Ann

Kristin Fisher was raised in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Dr. Anna Lee Fisher and Dr. William Frederick Fisher. Both her parents were astronauts and physicians who practice emergency medicine.[1] She graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication with a BA degree in broadcast journalism.[2]

Career

After school, Fisher worked for ABC-affiliate KJCT-LP in Grand Junction, Colorado and then ABC-affiliate KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2009, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as a freelance correspondent for ABC News/NewsOne and then for four years at CBS-affiliate WUSA-TV.[citation needed]

Fisher worked as a freelance reporter for ABC NewsOne and WUSA-TV. She covered the 2008 presidential campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee.[3]

In 2015, she joined Fox News as a general assignment reporter[4] in its DC bureau, replacing Molly Henneberg.[5]

A few days before Thanksgiving 2019, Fisher's bureau chief offered her the position of White House correspondent, though he could not inform her what the position was at the time as he was only permitted to say that it was a position she would want. Fisher had been planning to host a holiday celebration for guests, including family members in town for a visit, but was intrigued by the secrecy, and trusting her chief, accepted the assignment. The day before Thanksgiving, she was instructed to pack warm clothes, and meet a man in a Washington, D.C. parking garage, whom she took to be a Secret Service agent. From there, she traveled to Joint Base Andrews, where she was required to have all of her electronic devices temporarily confiscated, before being flown to West Palm Beach, Florida. There, President Donald Trump boarded the plane back to Andrews, with Fisher the sole journalist on the plane. Back at Andrews, she and Trump boarded Air Force One, and flew to Afghanistan, where Trump would meet with U.S. troops and that nation's president, Ashraf Ghani, to discuss restarting negotiations with the Taliban.[3]

In November 2020, Fisher pointed out inconsistencies and lack of evidence regarding Trump's attorneys' allegations of massive election fraud. She noted about Rudy Giuliani "What he is saying in public — not under oath — is different from what he said in court." She also underlined Giuliani's false claims about the vote certification controversy in Michigan, as well as his refusal to produce any of his supposed evidence to the public.[6] She did the same with President Trump's statements in December, when several Republican judges, as well as several Trump-nominated public servants, had rejected claims of election fraud.[7] In early 2021 it was announced that Fisher would be leaving Fox News.[8] After leaving Fox, Fisher joined CNN in July 2021, where she serves as its Space & Defense correspondent.[9][10]

In 2010, Fisher won an Emmy Award for her bi-weekly segments on heroes in the greater Washington community. Fisher also founded a documentary film company, Field Mouse Films, which makes films for both news outlets and corporate clients.[4]

Personal life

In 2011, Fisher married Walker Harrison Forehand at the Church of the Holy City in Washington, D.C. She met her husband in Athens, Greece in 2003 while studying abroad.[2][1] They have one child.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b "Kristin Fisher and Walker Forehand". The New York Times. April 1, 2011. Archived from the original on April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
  2. ^ a b McCarthy, Ellen (April 22, 2011). "Weddings: Walker Forehand marries Kristin Fisher". The Washington Post
  3. ^ a b Sassoon, Mara. "KRISTIN FISHER: ON THE TRUMP BEAT". Com Talk. Boston University College of Communication. Archived from the original on May 18, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Kristin Fisher". Fox News. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Grinapol, Corinne (May 13, 2015). "FNC Hires Kristin Fisher for DC Bureau – Fisher replaces Molly Henneberg". Adweek.
  6. ^ "Kristen Fisher Fact Checks Rudy Giuliani's Election Claims". Mediaite. November 19, 2020. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Whitehouse, John. "Fox flagship "straight news" program downplays Trump's lies about the election". Media Matters for America. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Johnson, Ted (May 7, 2021). "White House Correspondent Kristin Fisher Announces she's leaving Fox News". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Adams, Jennifer (May 7, 2021). "Fox News White House Reporter Kristin Fisher to join CNN as Space Correspondent". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "Kristin Fisher". LinkedIn. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  11. ^ Katz, A.J. (December 21, 2017). "Two Fox Newsers Give Birth on Same Day". Adweek.