Fields in 2013
|Education||Pepperdine University (B.A.)|
|Employer||The Huffington Post|
Jamie Weinstein (m. 2017)
Michelle Fields (born January 10, 1988) 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.
Fields was raised in the Los Angeles area and attended Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California. Fields is of partial Honduran descent and is the daughter of television and film writer Greg Fields.
Upon graduating from Pepperdine University in 2011, Fields gained national attention after having a confrontation with actor Matt Damon over teacher tenure reform. Fields films and edits her videos in a citizen journalism style.
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."
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. She later became a correspondent for PJ Media.
In May 2016, Fields became a reporter at The Huffington Post. 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.
Allegations against Corey Lewandowski
Fields filed a police report with the Jupiter Police Department on March 11, alleging simple battery. Fields resigned from Breitbart News on March 13, 2016, citing the organization's handling of the matter. On March 29, 2016, Lewandowski was charged with simple battery by the Jupiter Police Department and turned himself in.
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."
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