Michelle Fields is a political journalist. She is an ex Breitbart News reporter. She graduated from Pepperdine University, in the year of 2011. A confrontation with Matt Demon over teacher tenure reform got her national attention. Right after the incident. she was hired by The Daily Caller as reporter.
In the year of 2012, she left Daily Caller. Later she became a correspondent for PJ Media. Fields is an ex-panelist for a Fox News Program called Cashin In.
Fields was born on 10th of January 1988. She was raised in Los Angles. She went to Calabasas High School. She is the daughter of film writer Greg Fields. She studied and graduated in political science. While studying in the university she had served as the president of the university paper.
Fields follows the citizen journalism style. She praises the Internet for helping her launch her career. In addition, she claims that the popularity of her news videos are due to the reporting style she follows.
She believes that Internet bestowed so much power on people that a single voice can be as strong as New York Times. In the year of 2011, she had been interviewed about the reporting style she follows. Additionally, she was featured in Details magazine as the next generation’s political pundit.
Fields claimed that NYPD officers had struck her and videographer Direna Cousins while they were covering Occupy Wall Street. In the year of 2012, she gave a talk about her career and the internet journalism in the long run. In September 2014, she became a contributor to the Fox News Channel. In November 2015, she joined Breitbart News as a reporter. The Hill newspaper named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington in the year 2015.
Michelle Fields – Assault (Battery) Controversy
On March 2016, she wrote about the incident when she asked Donald Trump few questions while he was coming out of a press conference, in Florida. In her account she claimed that she has been grabbed by arm and yanked backward. This person was later identified by Ben Terris as one of the Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandosky. Fields filed a case of battery. Later she posted a photo of her bruised arm in Twitter to support her claim.
The members of the Trump campaign denied the accusation. Lewandosky too turned to Twitter to support his side of the story. Meanwhile, Fields resigned from Breitbart News. At the end of March 2016, police charged Lewandosky for battery. He turned himself in. However, he was released from the custody later. His court hearing is scheduled on 4th May 2016. His lawyer, however, claims that he is innocent of all charges.
Michelle Fields – Boyfriend
Fields is in a relationship with the senior editor of The Daily Caller, Jamie Weinstein.
On April 1, 2016, Fields got in touch the police after she received multiple death threats from someone. The caller demanded that she dropped charges against Lewandosky or else she would be killed. The caller claimed to know where she lived and threatened to slit her throat if she does not drop the charge.
Michelle Fields – Net Worth
She has a net worth of $1.5 million.