Margaret Brennan Biography
Margaret Brennan is an American journalist who is currently serving as the moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News in Washington, District of Columbia since July 2021. She is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CBS Evening News, and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent. Prior to CBS News, Brennan was an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg TV from (July 2009 – July 2012).
Margaret Brennan Age
Brennan is 42 years old as of the year 2022, she was born Margaret Mary Brennan on 26 March 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America. Her birthday is on March 26th every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity.
Margaret Brennan Height
Brennan stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.67 m).
Margaret Brennan Body Measurements and Weight
She has brown hair and a pair of brown eyes in color. She weighs 65 kg (143 lbs). Brennan has not shared her exact body measurements with the public. However, this section will be updated as soon as the information regarding her exact body measurements is available.
Margaret Brennan Education
After her elementary education, Brennan attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart high school with honors in 1998. She then joined The University of Virginia in 1998 and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with the highest distinction & Middle East 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. However, in 2015, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Niagara University for her work in international affairs.
Brennan is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia School of Politics.
Margaret Brennan Family
Margaret was born and raised by her parents Jane L. Brennan (mother) and her father, Edward J. Brennan in Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America. Her mother was an elementary school art and art history teacher in the Pennsbury, Pennsylvania school district while her father was a senior director at the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in New York. Margaret is of Irish descent.
Margaret Brennan Husband
Brennan is married to Yado Yakub, a Syrian-American who serves as an attorney and a Major in the US Marine Corps. The couple met for the first time at the University of Virginia in September 1998. When they first met, Brennan thought that Yakub partied a lot while Yakub thought that Brennan was very attractive but very serious and too uptight. So, it was not love at first sight. Brennan was a freshman and Yakub was a senior at the time. They later graduated and moved separate ways.
However, during that time, she studied abroad for a semester of Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan in 2000; she met Yakub’s sister Samia who was one of her apartment mates in an all-women dorm just off campus and became her close friend.
They met again in D.C. by coincidence on a February Sunday in 2013 when Brennan was walking her dog on a Washington street while Yakub was waiting for a bus. Yakub invited her to his housewarming party the following month and she attended. By the end of that night, Ms. Brennan said that she had come to realize that the frat boy she had known in college “had become this incredibly sophisticated, cultured, smart and really fun guy, and he was cute, too.” However, they began dating in June 2013 and by July of the same year, they were an item.
The couple married on a Saturday evening in April 2015 at the Decatur House in Washington where Rev. Raymond Kemp, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated the spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shares two adorable children. Brennan and her family reside in Washington D.C, United States.
Margaret Brennan Children
Brennan together with her husband are blessed with two sons; Eamon Brennan Yakub, (born on September 11, 2018) and Malek Murphy Yakub, (born on April 28, 2021).
Margaret Brennan Salary
Brennan earns an average annual salary of $300,000. However, journalists’ salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. Brennan has been with CBS News for over 10 years hence through her proceeds from her work as a Moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan at CBS News has been able to accumulate this great salary.
Margaret Brennan Net Worth
Brennan’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses she has invested in.
Margaret Brennan CBS News
Brennan is currently serving as the moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News in Washington, District of Columbia since July 2021. She is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CBS Evening News, and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent. Prior to CBS News, Brennan was an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg TV from (July 2009 – July 2012).
Margaret Brennan Face the Nation
Brennan serves as the moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News. Brennan interviews politicians and coverers the latest political news stories Sunday mornings.
Brennan took over as “Face the Nation” moderator in February 2018, and she soon earned a reputation for her tough but fair questions for politicians, international leaders, and policymakers. She adds experience in financial reporting and national security to her coverage of domestic politics.
“Face The Nation” received two 2021 Emmy Award nominations as a result of Brennan’s interviews with influential leaders, scientists, and newsmakers at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic: the first for outstanding news analysis and the second for coverage of the tension between the United States and Iran.
Additionally, the broadcast received two Emmy Award nominations in 2022 for its coverage on the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and for Brennan’s exclusive interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House COVID-19 Response Task Force Coordinator under President Trump and discussed the difficulties and pitfalls of the role under that administration.
Brennan has conducted interviews on the program with Republican and Democratic officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, and Emmanuel Macron of France.
Brennan, the second woman to host the venerable CBS News broadcast, has helped “Face The Nation” maintain its reputation as America’s top Sunday morning public affairs program and helped it become the most watched program in its category for the television seasons of 2020–2021 and 2021–2022.
The judges of the 2021 National Headliner Awards noted that “Face The Nation’s” pandemic coverage was exactly what the nation needed at the time” as it won the first place in the category for broadcast and cable coverage of a continuing news event. 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 (R-OK) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).
Margaret Brennan Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Margaret Mary Brennan
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 42 years old as of the year 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Date of Birth: 26 March 1980
- Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut
- Birthday: March 26
- Body Measurements: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.67 m)
- Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Yado Yakub
- Children: Two
- Net Worth: Estimated to be $5 Million as of 2022
- Salary: Earns an average annual salary of $300,000
Margaret Brennan House
Brennan resides in Washington D.C, United States of America.
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