Margaret Brennan Biography: Pictures, News, Nationality, Net Worth, Age, Height, Children

February 4, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Margaret Brennan is a prominent American journalist who works for CBS News.

She is the moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan, a weekly political talk show, and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent. She is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CBS Evening News.

She has interviewed many world leaders, politicians, and policymakers and covered major stories such as the 2012 presidential campaign, the 2013 government shutdown, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Profile

  • Full name: Margaret Brennan
  • Date of birth: March 26, 1980
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Stamford, Connecticut, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Parents: Edward and Jane Brennan
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Yado Yakub
  • Children: Eamon and Malek
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Margaret Brennan, currently 43, was born to Edward and Jane Brennan on March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut.

She has Irish ancestry and grew up in a Catholic family. She attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she earned honours in 1998.

She was interested in journalism and foreign affairs from a young age. She participated in extracurricular activities such as the school newspaper, the debate team, and the Model United Nations.

She then enrolled at the University of Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign affairs and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Arabic in 2002.

She also studied abroad at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, on a Fulbright-Hays Grant.

She learned to speak Arabic fluently and developed a deep understanding of the culture and politics of the Middle East. In 2015, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Niagara University for her work in international affairs.

Personal Life

Margaret Brennan is married to Yado Yakub, a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. They met in 1998 at the University of Virginia, where they were both students.

They dated for several years and got engaged in 2014. They tied the knot on April 11, 2015, at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C.

Their family and friends and some of their colleagues from CBS News attended the wedding. They have two sons, Eamon and Malek, born in 2018 and 2020, respectively. They live in Washington, D.C., with their dog, Sasha.

Margaret Brennan is a devout Catholic and attends Mass regularly. She is also a fitness enthusiast and enjoys running yoga, and pilates.

She loves to travel and explore new places and cultures. She is a fan of the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals.

She is also a Council on Foreign Relations member and the Gridiron Club member. She serves on the alumni advisory board at the University of Virginia School and the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin.

Career

Margaret Brennan began her career in business news as a producer for CNBC in 2002. She later became a correspondent for the network, covering the financial crisis and consumer issues.

She also interviewed prominent figures such as former President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell.

She gained recognition for her insightful and in-depth reporting and analysis of the global economy and markets.

In 2009, she joined Bloomberg Television as an anchor and reporter, focusing on global economic and political news.



She also hosted the weekday show InBusiness with Margaret Brennan, where she interviewed leaders and experts from various fields such as business, finance, government, and academia.

She covered stories such as the European debt crisis, the Arab Spring, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the U.S.-China relations.

In 2012, Brennan moved to CBS News as a White House correspondent. She covered major stories such as the 2012 presidential campaign, the 2013 government shutdown, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

She also travelled extensively with former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, reporting on their diplomatic and military engagements worldwide.

She also contributed to CBS News programs such as CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes.

2017, she became the network’s senior foreign affairs correspondent, reporting on international issues and events. She also became the moderator of Face the Nation, a weekly political talk show, in 2018, becoming the second woman in the show’s history to hold the role.

She has interviewed many world leaders, politicians, and policymakers, such as President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

She has also moderated several debates and town halls during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

Margaret Brennan is widely respected and admired for her journalistic skills, professionalism, and integrity. She has won several awards and honours, including the Fulbright Award for International Understanding, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the David Bloom Award, and the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award.

She has also been named one of the most influential Irish Americans by Irish America magazine and one of the top journalists under 35 by the Boston Globe.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Margaret Brennan has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She earns around $300,000 annually as a CBS News journalist and moderator.

Social Media

  • Twitter handle: @margbrennan
  • Instagram handle: @marg_brennan



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