Margaret Brennan Bio | Wiki
Margaret Brennan is an American journalist currently based in Washington D.C working for CBS News. There, she serves as the chief foreign affairs correspondent and also a moderator of the network’s Sunday weekly news and morning public affairs program titled Face the Nation.
She began her role as the CBS News moderator in February 2018, making her the second woman in the show’s 65 years of history to occupy the position. Prior to her current role, she served as a White House correspondent. Other than CBS, Margaret has worked for major networks including NBC News, Bloomberg Television, and also CNBC among others.
Currently, she is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gridiron Club and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin and the alumni advisory board at the University of Virginia School.
Margaret Brennan Age | Birthday
She was born on March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, in the United States of America. Margaret is 42 years old and celebrates her birthday on March 26.
Margaret Brennan Height
She is slightly tall in stature. Margaret stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (approx. 1.67m.)
Margaret Brennan Family
She was born and also raised in Stamford, Connecticut, in the United States of America to her devoted and caring parents; Edward Brennan (father), and Jane Brennan (mother). Her father, Edward currently works in New York as a senior director at the Guardian Life Insurance Company while her mother works as an elementary school art and art history teacher in Pennsylvania. Margaret holds American nationality by birth but belongs to the Irish-American ethnicity. She was raised in a family of five alongside her two siblings; Catherine and James.
Margaret Brennan Husband
She is currently in a happy marital relationship with her handsome, caring, and loving husband Yado Yakub. Yado currently works as an American attorney in Marine Corps. The lovely couple has been living under the same roof and enjoying their marriage since they tied the knot in 2015. Margaret and her husband are proud to be sharing two handsome sons. The adorable family of four happily resides in Washington, D.C.
Margaret Brennan Education
Growing up in Connecticut she graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1998 and then decided to further her studies hence she enrolled at the University of Virginia. At the University, she studied for four years, graduated in 2002, and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with a minor in the Arabic language. Additionally, she also studied abroach at Yarmouk University in Jordan.
Margaret Brennan Baby
On December 23, 2020, Margaret posted on her Instagram account that they are expecting their second child. Her second son was born on April 28, 2021, and they named him Malek Murphy Yakub. Their firstborn son Eamon Brennan was born on September 11, 2018.
Margaret Brennan Podcast
Previously, she hosted a podcast titled “Facing Forward”. In this weekly news podcast, she talked about tectonic shifts in our world and their impact. Additionally, she also invited popular personalities such as political leaders, CEOs, Directors, Successful business people, and economists and interviewed them on the same. Her podcast aired its last episode on April 16, 2021.
Margaret Brennan CNBC
Previously before joining her current station, Margaret worked as a correspondent at CNBC with a focus on the consumer during the financial crisis. Additionally, she synchronously contributed to various NBC News programs. Margaret was first hired at CNBC as a producer of the station’s “Wall Street Week with her partner Louis Rukeyser.”
Margaret Brennan CBS
She officially joined CBS News in July 2012 and has been working in Washington, where she has covered both Trump and Obama’s administrations, for all CBS News programs. Since 2002, Margaret has covered politics, international affairs, and global markets.
Additionally, Margaret has also covered the State Department for four years, where she covered major stories including nuclear negotiations with Iran, the conflict in Ukraine, the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons, and the standoff with North Korea.
Margaret’s other colleagues at CBS include:
Janet Shamlian – Correspondent in Houston
Nikole Killion – Correspondent in the White House
Lee Cowan – Correspondent for the evening news
Jan Crawford – Cheif legal correspondent and political correspondent
Chris Livesay – Foreign correspondent in Rome
Maureen Maher – News reporter and correspondent
Margaret Brennan Face the Nation
Face the Nation is a weekly Sunday morning talk show program created by Frank Stanton and airs both on the CBS radio and television network. The show was launched on November 7, 1954, therefore making it one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television. The show is presented by Margaret who is the current moderator after succeeding John Dickerson.
Margaret Brennan Salary
From her current job as the senior foreign affairs correspondent on CBS Channel, there is no hesitation that she receives a satisfactory amount of income. Margaret’s average salary is $98,790 annually.
Margaret Brennan Net Worth
Having worked in the journalism industry for over 25 years, there is no doubt that she has successfully accumulated her decently and legally acquired wealth over the years. Margaret’s average net worth is $1.2 million.
How Old Is Margaret Brennan
She was born to her loving, caring, and also hardworking parents on March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, in the United States of America. Therefore, Margaret is 42 years old.
Is Margaret Brennan Married
Yes. Margaret is happily married to her husband Yado Yakub. who currently works as an American attorney in Marine Corps. The couple tied knots in 2015 and are proud parents of their two adorable sons.