Margaret Brennan Biography

Margaret Brennan is an American journalist. Margaret is the moderator of Face The Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS. She is also the Network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, D.C.

Previously, she worked as the correspondent of the White House for CBS and has covered Washington since 2012.

Margaret Brennan’s Age and Birthday

Margaret is 42 years old as of 2023. She was born on 26 March 1980 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Margaret celebrates her birthday on 26 March every year.

Margaret Brennan Height and Weight

Brenna stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a weight of 56 kilograms. Her body measurements such as breasts, waist, and hips are 34-25-35 inches. Brennan also has blonde hair and light-brown eyes.

Margaret Brennan Family, Parents, and Siblings

Margeret is the daughter of Edward Brennan and Jane Brennan, an elementary school art and art history teacher in the Pennsbury, Pennsylvania school district. She is of Irish descent. However, she has not disclosed any information about her siblings. We will update the information as soon as it is available.

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Margaret Brennan Husband

Margaret Brennan is blissfully married to Yado Yakub. Her husband is a Syrian-American lawyer who serves in the US Marine Corps as a judge advocate. The couple met for the first time at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Together they are blessed with two beautiful children.

Margaret Brennan Education

Brennan graduated with honors from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1998. She then attended Virginia University and graduated with the highest distinction in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign affairs and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Arabic. She was named an Emmerich-Wright scholar for her thesis and also studied abroad at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, on a Fulbright-Hays Grant. In 2015, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Niagara University for her work in international affairs.

Margaret Brennan Career

Brennan became moderator of “Face the Nation” in February 2018 and quickly became known for her tough but fair questioning of world leaders, politicians, and policymakers. She brings to her coverage of domestic politics a background in national security and financial news. Brennan’s interviews with leaders, scientists, and newsmakers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic earned “Face The Nation” two 2021 Emmy Award nominations: the first for outstanding news analysis, and the second nomination for coverage of the tension between the U.S. and Iran.

The broadcast also received two Emmy Award nominations in 2022 for its coverage of the collapse of Afghanistan as the Taliban took over and for Brennan’s exclusive interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, White House COVID-19 Response Task Force Coordinator under President Trump, where she detailed the challenges and pitfalls of the role under that administration. She is the second woman to host the venerable CBS News broadcast, Brennan has continued “Face The Nation”‘s legacy as America’s premier Sunday morning public affairs program and helped propel it to be the most watched in its category during the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 television season.

In 2021, “Face The Nation” won first place in the National Headliner Awards category for broadcast and cable coverage of a continuing news event for its pandemic coverage, with the judges noting “this coverage was exactly what the country needed at the time.” In 2020, “Face The Nation” also earned a Wilbur Award from the Religion Communications Council for its 2019 feature on bipartisanship with Sen. James Lankford and Sen. Chris Coons.

She joined CBS News in 2012 and has held roles including State Department and White House Correspondent. While contributing across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, Brennan has broken stories including the news that members of the Trump Cabinet were discussing invoking the 25th amendment following the January 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol. She has covered historic moments such as the landmark nuclear deal with Iran; the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba; the standoff with North Korea; the conflict in Ukraine; and the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons.

Additionally, Brennan is a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also sits on the advisory board for the University of Virginia School of Politics and the Smurfit School of Business. She is also a member of the Gridiron Club. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets. She anchored and reported for Bloomberg Television around the globe. Previously, she was a correspondent at CNBC with a focus on the consumer during the 2008 financial crisis and contributed to various NBC News programs. Brennan began her career as a producer for CNBC’s “Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser.”

Margaret Brennan’s Net worth and Salary

Margaret has a net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023. She also receives an average salary of $ 98,790 which she has earned from her career as a correspondent for CBS News.

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