Rita Braver Biography
Rita Braver is an American television news correspondent, currently working as a national correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, where she reports on everything from arts, culture, politics, and foreign policy.
Rita Braver Age and Birthday
Rita is 74 years old as of 2023. She was born on 12 April 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. Rita celebrates her birthday on 12 April every year.
Rita Braver Height and Weight
Braver stands at an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She has a weight of 57 kilograms. However, her body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Rita Braver Family, Parents, and Siblings
Rita was born to a Jewish family and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her father died while she was a teenager. She has two sisters: Bettie Braver Sugar and Sharon Braver Cohen. However, she has not shared any information about her mother. We will update the information as soon as it is available.
Rita Braver Husband
Brever got married to Robert B. Barnett on April 10, 1972. Her husband works as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. Together they are blessed with a daughter, Meredith Jane Barnett who was born in 1978. Meredith is married to Daniel Ross Penn in a Jewish ceremony in Washington D.C.
Rita Braver Education
Rita graduated from Wisconsin-Madison University with a degree in political science.
Rita Braver Career
Prior to joining “CBS Sunday Morning,” Braver spent four years as CBS News chief White House correspondent covering a broad range of foreign and domestic issues. She traveled the world on the White House beat, followed President Bill Clinton through his re-election campaign, and served as a floor reporter at the Democratic Convention. While covering the White House, she was a frequent guest, as well as a guest host of “Face the Nation.”Braver spent a decade as CBS News chief law correspondent reporting for the “CBS Evening News,” the “CBS Morning News,” “48 Hours,” “Street Stories” and “Public Eye.”
Her beat included the U.S. Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and all federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI and DEA. She covered the Iran-Contra case during the Reagan administration and the drug trial of Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. Braver broke the story of the Walker family spy ring, as well as the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Braver has won nine national Emmy Awards, including one for investigative reporting and two for covering the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. She received the Joan Barone award presented by the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents Association and the Star award from American Women in Radio and Television. She was also named an Outstanding Mother by the National Mother’s Day Committee.
In recent years, Braver has also reported on national issues such as political correctness on campus and the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the United States. She has taken viewers to exhibits of famed artists such as Vermeer and Chagall and introduced viewers to contemporary artists José Parlá and Kehinde Wiley. Braver has interviewed presidents, cabinet secretaries, and many celebrities. For “CBS Sunday Morning,” she has done profiles of former President Bill Clinton, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen. She has profiled authors including Phillip Roth, E.L. Doctorow, and Dav Pilkey of “Captain Underpants” fame. And she has talked with entertainers such as James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen. She began her career in journalism at CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans.
Rita Braver’s Net worth and Salary
Braver earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000-$ 100,000.She also has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 100,000 to $ 10 million dollars as of 2023. Her primary source of income is her successful career as a journalist.
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