Lis Wiehl

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Lis Wiehl[1]
Born (1961-08-19) August 19, 1961 (age 56)
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Education Barnard College (1983)
University of Queensland (1985)
Harvard Law School (1987)
Occupation Television personality, author, lawyer

Lis Wiehl (born August 19, 1961) is an American author and former legal analyst for Fox News.

She is an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, and formerly was an associate professor at University of Washington Law School. She has offered legal commentary for National Public Radio program and on Bill O'Reilly's radio program, The Radio Factor. She appeared weekly on The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs Tonight, the Imus morning shows, and hosts the Legal Lis radio show and the Wiehl of Justice podcast.

Early life and education[edit]

Wiehl was born in Yakima, Washington,[2][3] and graduated from West Valley High School in Yakima. She 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.[4]


Wiehl was a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s office.[5] She was a legal correspondent for NPR’s All Things Considered.[5] She was "the deputy chief investigative counsel for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee during President Clinton’s impeachment."[6] 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.[7] From 2001 to 2017 Wiehl was a legal analyst for Fox News.[8] She is currently an anchor for the Law & Crime Network[9] and a Professor of Law at New York Law School[9] as well as the host of the podcast “Pursuit of Justice with Lis Wiehl”.[10]

Bill O'Reilly settlement[edit]

The New York Times reported that Wiehl made sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly in early 2017 and received a $32 million settlement from him. Fox News was not a party to this settlement and regarded it as a personal issue between O'Reilly and Wiehl. They claim they were not informed of the amount of money involved. Wiehl signed an affidavit on January 17, 2017, stating that she and O'Reilly had settled their dispute. Her allegations and affidavit referred to repeated sexual harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship, and sexually explicit e-mails that O'Reilly had sent to her. O'Reilly claims that he forwarded these e-mails to Wiehl, who was working as his lawyer, as part of a process where he would forward any threatening e-mails he received to his lawyers.[11]


The Hunting Series

Erica Sparks Series

  • The Separatists, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (June 27, 2017) ISBN 978-0718037697
  • The Candidate, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (October 4, 2016) ISBN 978-0718037680
  • The Newsmakers, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (January 19, 2016) ISBN 0718037677

Stand-alone Fiction

  • Snapshot, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (January 14, 2014) ISBN 1401689523

Triple Threat Series

  • Face of Betrayal, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (April 7, 2009) ISBN 1595548173
  • Hand of Fate, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (April 6, 2010) ISBN 1595547061
  • Heart of Ice, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (April 5, 2011) ISBN 159554707X
  • Eyes of Justice, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (April 3, 2012) ISBN 1595547088

The East Salem Trilogy

  • Waking Hours, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (October 4, 2011) ISBN 1595549404
  • Darkness Rising, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (October 2, 2012) ISBN 1595549439
  • Fatal Tide, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (September 17, 2013) ISBN 1595549463

Mia Quinn Mysteries

  • A Matter of Trust, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (March 19, 2013) ISBN 159554903X
  • A Deadly Business, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (June 10, 2014) ISBN 1595549048
  • Lethal Beauty, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (March 3, 2015) ISBN 1595549056


  • Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life, New York: Ballantine Books (April 26, 2005) ISBN 0345469208
  • The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It, New York: Ballantine Books (February 27, 2007) ISBN 0345469216
  • The Truth Advantage: The 7 Keys to a Happy and Fulfilling Life, Wiley (November 29, 2011) ISBN 1118025156


  1. ^ "Lawyer Lis Wiehl - Larchmont, NY Attorney 10538 - Avvo". 
  2. ^ "Local News - Local professor catching the eye of media — and of Bill O'Reilly - Seattle Times Newspaper". 
  3. ^ "Ellensburg Daily Record - Google News Archive Search". 
  4. ^ "Fox News bio for "Lis Wiehl"". Fox News. January 23, 2007. Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b Ben Brody (September 21, 2012). "A Profile of Legal Expert Lisa Wiehl of Larchmont". Westchester Magazine. 
  6. ^ Cogan Schneier (May 17, 2017). "Clinton Impeachment Lawyers Say Trump's Safe … For Now". National Law Journal. 
  7. ^ "FOX News legal analyst Lis Wiehl to speak at Greenberger Lecture". Penn State News. 
  9. ^ a b "Hosts | Law & Crime". Law & Crime. 
  10. ^ "Lis Wiehl Brings Podcast Series 'Pursuit of Justice with Lis Wiehl' to the Law & Crime Network". Law & Crime. 
  11. ^ Steel, Emily; Schmidt, Michael S. (Oct 21, 2017). "Bill O'Reilly Settled New Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 

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