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Reporting from and raising a family in a war zone: ‘Jennifer would travel around routinely with a breast pump and a flak jacket.’

Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin and her husband Greg Myre have co-written a new book called “This Burning Land” about their time spent working as journalists and starting their family in Jerusalem during the intifada in the early 2000s. She worked for Fox News Channel, he for The New York Times. Their two daughters were born in a Jerusalem hospital in a Jewish neighborhood surrounded by Palestinan ones.

Griffin and Myre, who is now editor at NPR’s “Morning Edition” (interesting considering the recent NPR-FNC row) went on NPR this morning to talk about their new book.

The couple’s second daughter was born in December 2002, shortly before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. At the time, Israeli officials were gravely concerned that Saddam Hussein might use Scud missiles to attack Israel with chemical weapons.

“I was given a certificate at the hospital that was for a gas mask tent for the baby,” Griffin says. She adds, “That took my breath away.”

To keep their children safe, the couple adopted some basic rules. They avoided

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The Ticker: CNN Wire, FNC Baby, NBC Chat…

> B&C’s Claire Atkinson reads into Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes‘ comments yesterday at a media conference. Speaking about other news networks, Bewkes said, “We’re here to help.” Atkinson writes, “He wasn’t necessarily floating a merger, but something much more simple. He wants them to take a look at CNN Wire, a new service that is hiring aggressively and opening bureaus around the world.”

> The Reliable Source reports Fox News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin gave birth to 8-pound, 10-ounce son Luke Griffin Myre Monday night. Griffin, who covers the Pentagon, learned she was pregnant while traveling to Afghanistan and Iraq. She and husband Greg Myre, senior editor of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” also have two daughters.

> During a live chat this afternoon, Meet the Press moderator David Gregory was asked to get out his media crystal ball:

[Comment From Joan]: What do you see or hope to see for the future of journalism given the struggles of the industry now?

David: It will be a difficult road. But journalism is here to stay. The business is changing and contracting. But there will always be a need for what we do.