FOX News legal analyst Lis Wiehl to speak at Greenberger Lecture

March 30, 2011

Lis Wiehl, FOX News Channel legal analyst, will speak about "What Makes a Big Case and Why?" at this year's Penn State Shenango Greenberger Family Memorial Lecture to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the campus auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, is general admission seating; tickets are not required. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Wiehl joined FOX News Channel as a legal analyst in 2001 and co-hosted "The Radio Factor" with Bill O’Reilly for seven years. She is a professor of law at New York Law School and a regular columnist on She is a guest host of WOR radio in New York and appears weekly on "The O’Reilly Factor" and "Imus in the Morning." Prior to joining FOX, Wiehl served as a legal analyst for KIROTV (CBS) in Seattle. From November 2000 to February 2001, she provided legal analysis for NBC News. Wiehl also served as a commentator on National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered."
Before her work in media, Wiehl held the position of principal deputy chief minority investigative counsel for the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Judiciary, during the impeachment of President Clinton. Wiehl served as federal prosecutor in the United States attorney’s office from 1990 to 1995. And from 1995 to 2001, she was a tenured law professor at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she ran the Trial Advocacy Program, and won the Best Professor of the Year award from the American Association of Trial Lawyers. Wiehl received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and received her master of arts in literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. She earned her juris doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987.
She is the author of two nonfiction books: "Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life" and "The 51% Minority -- How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It," which won the 2007 Books for A Better Life Award, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Association.

"Face of Betrayal," Wiehl’s first novel, was a New York Times best-seller and earned rave reviews in publications across the country and online, opening the Triple Threat series about three crime-fighting women -- a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent, and a broadcast journalist.

In her second novel, "Hand of Fate" (April 2010), an outspoken talk radio host is murdered and the Triple Threat Club must investigate a list of suspects that seem to outnumber his millions of listeners. "Heart of Ice" (April 2011) finds the Triple Threat ladies facing their most chilling villain yet -- a deadly sociopath out for blood. Her new series, "The East Salem Trilogy," will debut in October 2011 with Waking Hours.

Wiehl is married to defense attorney and CBS Early Show analyst, Mickey Sherman, and has two children. She lives in Westchester, N.Y.

For more information, contact the Penn State Shenango University Relations Office at 724-983-2906.





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