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Jan Crawford Greenburg

Jan Crawford
Miller Center, 2010
Born 1965
Other names Jan Crawford Greenburg[1]
Education University of Alabama
University of Chicago Law School
Occupation Journalist and Political expert
Employer CBS News
Notable credit(s) Supreme Conflict
Children 4 children[1]

Jan Crawford, is a television journalist, author, and lawyer. She currently serves as both the political correspondent and chief legal correspondent for CBS News and appears regularly on the CBS Evening News, Face the Nation, CBS This Morning, and CBS News Sunday Morning. She led CBS News's coverage of the 2012 Presidential Elections. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court and also a member of the New York State Bar Association.[2]

Early life

Crawford grew up on a farm in rural Alabama, graduating from Brewer High School, then graduated from the University of Alabama in 1987 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993.[2][3]


She joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter in 1987. After graduating from law school, she began covering legal affairs for the Tribune, which put her on the Supreme Court beat in 1994.[2] In 1996, she won the Tribune's top reporting award for her work in a 13-part series on the South a generation after the civil rights movement. In 2001, her work was honored with the Tribune's top reporting award.[2] In his first television interview, Chief Justice Roberts talked to Crawford about the court, his views on the law, and his life since taking office. Justice John Paul Stevens also chose Crawford for his first network television interview, reflecting on his memories of the man who appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1975, former President Gerald R. Ford, on the occasion of Ford's funeral.[2]

From 1998 until 2007, Crawford provided legal analysis on the Supreme Court for Crawford has taught journalism at American University and frequently speaks about the court to universities, law schools, legal organizations and civic groups across the country.[2]

Personal life


  • Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court New York : Penguin Press, 2007. ISBN 9781594201011


External links

  • Greenburg interview
  • Greenburg talks about her Supreme Court book

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