• Lis Wiehl is a lawyer, professor, and best-selling author
• She left Fox News following a controversy with Bill O'Reilly
• Her net worth is estimated at $25 million
• She was married to criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman from 2006-2012 and they had two sons
• She is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Known for movies

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SpouseMickey Sherman
FactHer father, Dick Wiehl, was the lead FBI investigator into the death of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.

Who is Lis Wiehl?

Lis Wiehl was born on the 19th August 1961, in Yakima, Washington State USA, and is a best-selling author, television personality, legal expert, lawyer and professor of law, but best known to the world for her books including “Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter-Skelter” (2018), which is a part of an upcoming trilogy series. She has released a total of 18 books, and has also worked for a number of television and radio stations, giving insights on legal matters.

Where is Lis Wiehl Now?

Lis has most recently finished working on her book “Hunting Charles Manson”, released on the 5th June 2018, and is working as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, and the host of the podcast “Pursuit of Justice with Lis Wiehl”, among many other differing engagements.

Is Lis Wiehl Leaving Fox News?

Lis has already left the Fox News, following a controversy with Bill O’Reilly. She was a  legal analyst for the Fox News Channel from 2001 to 2017, during which time she appeared in a number of popular daily talk shows, including “The Kelly File”, Lou Dobbs Tonight”, and “The O’Reilly Factor”.

Lis Wiehl Wiki: Early Life and Education

Lis is the daughter of the FBI investigator Dick Wiehl, who was in charge of the John F. Kennedy death investigation. She has a brother, Christopher Weihl, who is now an accomplished actor, producer and writer. Unfortunately, the identity of her mother hasn’t been made available to the media. Lis went to West Valley High School in her hometown, and upon matriculation enrolled at Barnard College, Columbia University, from which she obtained bachelor’s degree in 1983. She then continued education and received Master of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Queensland two years later. That wasn’t the end of her educational years, since Lis obtained a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987.

Career Beginnings

Following her successful completion of studies at Harvard, Lis found a place for herself at a private law firm, Perkins Cole, in Seattle, Washington, concurrently writing by-lined articles on legal issues for the New York Times. After a few years of law practice, Lis became a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s office, the third generation of her family to do so since both her father and grandfather served as federal prosecutors. She remained in the post for the next five years, while also working as a legal correspondent and contributor for National Public Radio.

During President Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, Lis was the Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, then found a place at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, and it was there that she was the lead in the Trial Advocacy Program. During her stint, the program won countless national awards.

Rise to Prominence

While serving as a law professor, she also explored journalism, and began working for the NPR on their show “All Things Considered”, while also joining NBC News as a reporter and legal analyst. Gradually, Lis’ name becoming more well-known, and in 2001 she was recruited by the Fox News Channel.

Fox News Career, Lawsuit, and Settlement

She started as a legal commentator in the show “The O’Reilly Factor”, and for the next 17 years worked for Fox, which considerably helped her to become known nationwide. Lis also contributed to other daily talk shows, which also improved her popularity, but her tenure at Fox came to an end when she sued Bill O’Reilly for sexual harassment, which resulted in a $32 million settlement.

Written Work

Aside from her legal career, Lis is also a best-selling author; her first book came out in 2005, entitled “Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life, New York”. Since then she has written two more non-fiction books, and several series of fiction books, including the “Triple Threat Series” (2009-2012), and “Erica Sparks Series” (2016-2017), among others that became best-selling novels on the New York Times list.

Lis Wiehl Net Worth and Salary

Since launching her career, Lis has earned a name for herself as both a writer and legal analyst. Though she left Fox, she wasn’t long without engagement and can now be seen on other popular TV stations, including CNN, CBS, and NBC. So, have you ever wondered how rich Lis Wiehl is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wiehl’s net worth is as high as $25 million, while her annual salary is over $90,000. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

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Lis Wiehl Husband, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Lis has been quite open about her private life; from 2006 to 2012, she was married to criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman, during which the couple welcomed two sons, Danielle and Jacob London. Since the divorce, Lis lives a single life and is focused on her career and children as well.

Internet Popularity

Lis has managed to expand her popularity to social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, though she can also be found on Instagram. Her official Facebook page has over 130,000 followers, with whom she has shared details from her career. Lis can also be found on Twitter, on which she has more than 65,000 followers, using this social media network to promote her personal opinions, ideas and other interests, including her thoughts on the new film by Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Wiehl is yet to build a following on Instagram. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent television personality, legal analyst, and author, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameLis Wiehl
ProfessionTV Personality, Lawyer, Legal analyst, Author, Teacher
EducationBarnard College, University of Queensland, Harvard Law School


SpouseMickey Sherman
ChildrenJacob London, Danielle London
ParentsDick Wiehl
SiblingsChristopher Wiehl


TV ShowsThe Radio Factor

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1Was a "Blue Bird" (similar to Girl Scout), while growing up in Yakima, Washington.
2Release of her novel, "Hand of Fate: A Triple Threat Novel" by Lis with April Henry. [April 2010]
3Release of her novel, "Face of Betrayal: A Triple Threat Novel" by Lis with April Henry. [May 2009]
4Release of her book, "The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It". [February 2007]
5Release of her book, "Winning Everytime: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of your Life". [2004]
6Her father, Dick Wiehl, was the lead FBI investigator into the death of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.
7Ran track in school.
8Legal commentator on National Public Radio.
9Former counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives.
10Her column, "Lis on Law", appears weekly on FoxNews.com.
11Favorite songs: "Desperado" by Eagles, "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Michael Bolton, "If I Could Turn Back Time", "100 Years" by Cher, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones, "Why Do You Let Me Stay" by She & Him.
12Before joining Fox, she was a legal analyst for CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle and, from November 2000 to February 2001, NBC News.
13Her name, Lis, is Danish for "light". Her mother is Danish.
14Her father, Dick Wiehl, is a FBI agent.
15Lis has a daughter and a son, Jonah (born in 1992), from a previous marriage. She is the stepmother of her husband, Mickey Sherman,'s adult son and adult daughter.
16Adjunct professor of law at New York law school. Former associate professor at the University of Washington Law School.
17Prominent trial lawyer and college professor.
18Lives in Westchester County, N.Y. with her husband, defense attorney Mickey Sherman, and their two children, Jacob, 13, and Danielle, 9 [2006].
19From 1990-1995, served as an executive assistant at the United States Attorney's Office. Began career as a litigation associate at Perkins Cole law firm.
20Received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. Earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987.
21(October 2001 - ) Fox News legal analyst.
22Older sister of Christopher Wiehl.



Children's Sketch Book1950TV SeriesIllustrator (as Lisl Weil)


The O'Reilly Factor2006-2016TV SeriesHerself (segment "Is It Legal?") / Herself / Herself - Fox News Legal Analyst (segment "Is It Legal?") / ...
Lou Dobbs Tonight2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Attorney / Herself / ...
The Kelly File2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Legal Analyst / Herself - Panelist / Herself - Panelist B / ...
Imus in the Morning2013-2015TV SeriesHerself (segment "Blonde on Blonde") / Herself (segment "Mensa Meeting") / Herself / ...
The Willis Report2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Attorney / Herself - Fox News Legal Analyst / Herself / ...
Making Money with Charles Payne2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Stossel2014TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Legal Analyst
The Independents2014TV SeriesHerself - Attorney / Herself
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Happening Now2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Criminal Defense Attorney
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Legal Analyst / Herself - Panelist A / Herself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2005-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
America Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Fox Legal Analyst
Geraldo at Large2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Fox Report2012TV SeriesHerself
The Strategy Room2011TV SeriesHerself
Dr. Phil2009TV SeriesHerself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Legal Analyst
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2007TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Hannity & Colmes2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
NBC Children's Theatre1963TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Lou Dobbs Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself - Former Prosecutor

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