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 professorof 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 Radioprogram, 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. Rudovon 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 Collegein 1983, a Master of Arts in Literaturefrom the University of Queenslandin 1985, and a Juris Doctorfrom Harvard Law Schoolin 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 Coiethen 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 impeachmentproceedings..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
CBSaffiliate KIRO-TVin Seattle, and (from November 2000 to February 2001) NBC News.
Marriage to Mickey Sherman
Wiehl married criminal-defense attorney
Mickey Shermanon June 23, 2006in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Sherman is a television legal analyst who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakelin the murder trial in which Skakel was convicted.
Numerous celebrities were present at the marriage on
June 23, 2006at a Greenwich restaurant: singer Michael Bolton, Bolton's fiance, Nicollette Sheridan, Court TV founder Steven Brill, legal analysts Rikki Kliemanand 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 Bednarekand his grilfriend MSNBCreporter Rita Cosby, Fox News legal analyst Jonna Spilbor, and John Dearden. Judge JudySheinlin 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 Yorkbefore her marriage to Sherman. Her husband also has an adult son and an adult daughter from a previous marriage.
*"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)
* [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77671,00.html Brief biographical sketch] at
Fox NewsWeb site.
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