University of Alabama.
She currently serves as both the political correspondent and chief legal correspondent for Columbia Broadcasting System News and appears regularly on the Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News, Face the Nation, Columbia Broadcasting System This Morning, and Columbia Broadcasting System News Sunday Morning. She led Columbia Broadcasting System News"s coverage of the 2012 Presidential Elections. She joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter in 1987.
After graduating from law school, she began covering legal affairs for the Tribune, which put her on the Supreme Court beat in 1994.
In 2001, her work was honored with the Tribune"s top reporting award. In his first television interview, Chief Justice Roberts talked to Crawford about the court, his views on the law, and his life since taking office.
Justice John Paul Stevens also chose Crawford for his first network television interview, reflecting on his memories of the man who appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1975, former President Gerald R. Ford, on the occasion of Ford"s funeral. From 1998 until 2007, Crawford provided legal analysis on the Supreme Court for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
She helped to provide live, gavel-to-gavel coverage on Public Broadcasting Service of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, and served as the Supreme Court analyst for Face the Nation on Columbia Broadcasting System. From 2007 to 2009, she had been senior legal correspondent for American Broadcasting Company and wrote a blog entitled "Legalities." In 2010, she began work for Columbia Broadcasting System, with a blog called "Crossroads." Currently she is the chief legal and political correspondent for Columbia Broadcasting System. Crawford has taught journalism at American University and frequently speaks about the court to universities, law schools, legal organizations and civic groups across the country.
She is a New York Times bestselling author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court and also a member of the New York State Bar Association.