Margaret Brennan Biography
Margaret Brennan is an American anchor and reporter working for CBS News as a moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan. She is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CBS Evening News and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent. She joined the CBS News team in July 2012, after previously working as a White House correspondent for CBS.
Margaret Brennan Career
In 1998, Brennan completed his studies with honors at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. After enrolling at the University of Virginia, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in global affairs and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Arabic in 2002, graduating with the highest honors. In addition to receiving a Fulbright-Hays Grant to study abroad at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, for her thesis, she became an Emmerich-Wright scholar. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Niagara University in 2015 in recognition of her contributions to international affairs.
Margaret Brennan CNBC
In 2002, Brennan started working for CNBC as a producer for well-known financial journalist Louis Rukeyser, covering business news. For prime-time specials and the weekly Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street program, she wrote, researched, and made guest bookings. Later, Brennan collaborated with Ron Insana as a producer for Street Signs, where she coordinated guest bookings and recorded interviews with former Secretary of State Colin Powell and President George W. Bush. In addition, she focused on consumer issues while covering the financial crisis as a CNBC correspondent. Brennan spoke with Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen and former Walmart CEO Lee Scott. She broke the news of Circuit City’s 2009 bankruptcy and provided the network with consistent coverage of evolving consumer trends.
Margaret Brennan Bloomberg Television
Margaret Brennan departed from CNBC on June 24, 2009, to become an anchor for Bloomberg Television. She hosted InBusiness with Margaret Brennan, a weekday program live from the New York Stock Exchange that covered the most important political, economic, and global financial news affecting the market. Throughout her time there, she broadcast live from Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo, London, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, and Davos. Brennan covered major breaking news stories about the BP oil spill, the largest insider trading case in American history, and the European debt crisis. She anchored from Tahrir Square during Hosni Mubarak’s resignation after 30 years in office.
Additionally, Brennan has conducted interviews with investors George Soros, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Ireland, and the ruler of Dubai during their individual debt difficulties. Furthermore, she assisted in providing the main focus of the 2012 Bloomberg Republican presidential candidate debates. In 2012, Brennan departed from Bloomberg; her final InBusiness program aired on April 27, 2012. Other than the opportunity to pursue new options, no explanation was provided for her departure.
Margaret Brennan CBS News
After joining CBS News in July 2012, Brennan has resided in Washington. She covered the White House for CBS programs during the Obama and Trump administrations and fills in as an anchor for CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News. In recognition of their coverage of the Newtown tragedy, Brennan and the CBS News team received the 2012–2013 Alfred I. Dupont–Columbia Award. As a result of her reporting, Brennan has visited Beijing, Havana, Kabul, Tehran, and Baghdad. She has reported on diplomatic talks involving the resumption of relations with Cuba, the nuclear agreement with Iran, and the agreement to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria. She interviewed South Korean President Park Geun-Hye for the first time in the United States, discussing her tough stance against North Korea.
The conversation garnered media attention in Pyongyang and Seoul, where a morning show featured Brennan’s manners. She was also one of the first journalists to speak with Hillary Clinton following the deadly assault on the American outpost in Libya’s Benghazi. She became the second woman to moderate Face the Nation, the CBS Sunday morning political interview program, when she became its tenth moderator on February 22, 2018. Irish America magazine listed her as one of the top 100 Irish-Americans in media and business, as well as one of the top Irish Americans overall.
The NewsBios/TJFR Group recognized her as one of the best journalists under thirty years old in 2003. In 2010, Brennan received a Fulbright Award for international understanding. Brennan’s coverage of the Parkland High School shooting earned her an Emmy Award for “Outstanding News Special”. Moreover, Brennan received Two Emmy nominations for “Outstanding News Analysis” in recognition of her reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and Iran-US ties. She received the Religion Communicators Council’s 2020 Wilbur Award. Her coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in “Facing the Pandemic” earned her first prize in the 2021 National Headliner Awards.
Margaret Brennan Salary
Brennan earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Margaret Brennan Net Worth
Brennan has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Margaret Brennan Age
Brennan was born on March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. She is 43 years old as of 2023 and she celebrates her birthday on the 26th of March every year.
Margaret Brennan Height and Weight
Brennan stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall and weighs 56 kilograms.
Margaret Brennan Family
Brennan was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Edward Brennan and Jane Brennan. Her mother is an elementary school art and art history teacher in the Pennsbury, Pennsylvania school district. Brennan is of Irish descent. She was raised alongside her two siblings, sister, Catherine and brother, James.
Margaret Brennan Husband and Children
Brennan married Yado Yakub, a Syrian-American, on April 11, 2015. Yakub works as an attorney who is a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. The couple met at the University of Virginia in 1998, and they began dating in 2013. On April 30, 2018, Brennan revealed she was expecting their first child, a son, during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His son Eamon Brennan Yakub, was born on September 11, 2018. On December 23, 2020, she revealed her second child’s impending arrival on Instagram. On April 28, 2021, her second child, a son, Malek Murphy Yakub was born.
Is Margaret Brennan Ill?
Brennan has not disclosed information about her being ill. However, an update of this information will be made when available.
Margaret Brennan Social Media Platform
Brennan is very active on her Twitter and Instagram pages. She has 135.8k followers on Twitter and 34.2k followers on Instagram.