Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl (born August 9, 1961, Seattle, Washington) is a legal analyst for Fox News, joining the network in October 2001.

She is an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, and formerly was an associate professor at University of Washington Law School. Formerly a legal commentator for National Public Radio program, she currently gives legal analysis on Bill O'Reilly's radio program, "The Radio Factor". She also debates feminist issues every Friday with Marc H. Rudov on Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto". [http://mediamatters.org/items/200511070011] She is the sister of actor Christopher Wiehl.

Education and career

Wiehl received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1983, a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987.cite web | title = Fox News bio for "Lis Wiehl" | publisher = Fox News | date = Tuesday, January 23, 2007 | url = http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77671,00.html | accessdate = 2007-11-30 ]

She began her career as a lawyer for the law firm of Perkins Coie then served as a federal prosecutor from 1990–1995. Wiehl worked for the House of Representatives team (as "principal deputy chief minority investigative counsel" for the House Judiciary Committee) in the late 1990s, including during the Clinton impeachment proceedings..cite web | title = The Forum: Greenwich Jaycees Feb 8th Forum Event | publisher = Greenwich Jaycees | url = http://www.bizrsvp.com/jaycees/ | accessdate = 2006-10-11]

Before joining Fox, Wiehl was a legal analyst for CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle, and (from November 2000 to February 2001) NBC News.

Marriage to Mickey Sherman

Wiehl married criminal-defense attorney Mickey Sherman on June 23, 2006 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Sherman is a television legal analyst who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in the murder trial in which Skakel was convicted.

Numerous celebrities were present at the marriage on June 23, 2006 at a Greenwich restaurant: singer Michael Bolton, Bolton's fiance, Nicollette Sheridan, Court TV founder Steven Brill, legal analysts Rikki Klieman and Catherine Crier, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, television host and journalist Dan Abrams, CBS journalist Hannah Storm, NBC Sports anchor Dan Hicks, actor (and her brother) Christopher Wiehl, film producer and director Barry Levinson, Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera, Fox News personality E.D. Hill, Connecticut state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, filmmaker Tomaczek Bednarek and his grilfriend MSNBC reporter Rita Cosby, Fox News legal analyst Jonna Spilbor, and John Dearden. Judge Judy Sheinlin showed up after the ceremony. [cite news | last = Costaregni | first = Susie | title = Paul Simon Springs a Surprise Visit | work = The Advocate | pages = A2 | publisher = Stamford | date = July 1, 2006]

Wiehl has a daughter and a son from a previous marriage and was living in Westchester County, New York before her marriage to Sherman. Her husband also has an adult son and an adult daughter from a previous marriage.

Books

*"Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life", New York : Ballantine Books, 2004, ISBN 978-0-345-46919-9 (0-345-46919-4)
*"The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It", New York : Ballantine Books, ©2007, ISBN 978-0-345-46921-2 (0-345-46921-6)

References

External links

* [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77671,00.html Brief biographical sketch] at Fox News Web site.


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