Fred Graham is a journalist, lawyer, broadcaster, and anchor.
Graham has received numerous awards for his reporting, including the George Foster Peabody Award, two American Bar Association Silver Gavel Awards, and participation in three Emmy Awards. He is the author of four books: “The Self-Inflicted Wound” (1970), concerning criminal law decisions of the Warren Court; “Press Freedom Under Pressure” (1972) about the news media and the First Amendment; “The Alias Program” (1976) concerning the Justice Department’s witness protection program; and “Happy Talk” (1990) about development in television news.
Over the past 45 years, Graham has been a practicing attorney, government official, legal writer for “The New York Times”, law correspondent for CBS News; anchor, commentator and senior editor for WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Graham joined Court TV as an anchor in 1991 when it first launched. Graham served as chief anchor and managing editor of Court TV, hosting the morning trial coverage program “Open Court”, before recently assuming the new role of Senior Editor, heading the network’s editorial board. Now based in Washington, D.C., Graham continues to report on key legal news events from the nation’s capital.