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Margaret Brennan
Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan Biography

Margaret Brennan is an American journalist who now serves as the moderator of CBS News’s Face the Nation with Brennan and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent. She joined news CBS News team in 2012.  In February 2018, she took over as moderator of “Face the Nation,” rapidly becoming noted for her rigorous but fair grilling of international leaders, lawmakers, and policymakers. She adds a background in national security and financial news to her coverage of domestic politics.

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Brennan is the moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” and the lead international affairs correspondent for the network. She is based in Washington, D.C. Brennan took over as moderator of “Face the Nation” in February 2018 and rapidly earned a reputation for grilling international leaders, lawmakers, and policymakers with tough but fair questions. She adds a background in national security and financial news to her coverage of domestic politics.

During the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Brennan’s interviews with officials, scientists, and newsmakers won “Face the Nation” two Emmy Award nominations: the first for outstanding news analysis, and the second for coverage of US-Iran tensions. Brennan has interviewed world leaders such as Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as Republican and Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Brennan has continued the history of “Face the Nation” as America’s top Sunday morning public affairs program as the second woman to host the legendary CBS News broadcast, helping it to become the most-watched in its category during the 2020-2021 television season. For its pandemic coverage in 2021, “Face the Nation” won first prize in the National Headliner Awards category for broadcast and cable coverage of a continuous news event, with the judges stating that “its coverage was exactly what the country needed at the moment.” The Religion Communications Council awarded “Face the Nation” the Wilbur Award in 2020 for its 2019 story on bipartisanship with Senator James Lankford and S.E. Cupp.

She joined CBS News in 2012 and has worked as a State Department and White House Correspondent, among other positions. Brennan has broken stories for CBS News across all broadcasts and platforms, including the news that members of Trump’s cabinet were discussing invoking the 25th Amendment following the siege of the US Capitol on January 6th. She has covered historic moments such as the landmark nuclear deal with Iran; 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.

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Brennan offers a plethora of reporting expertise to her role as moderator on “Face the Nation,” which distinguishes her and the show and allows for a nuanced discussion of current events. Brennan spent a decade covering global financial markets before joining CBS News. She worked for Bloomberg Television as an anchor and reporter all around the world. Previously, she worked as a consumer correspondent for CNBC and contributed to many NBC News programs during the 2008 financial crisis. Brennan got her start on CNBC’s “Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser” as a producer. Brennan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the University of Virginia’s School of Politics and the Smurfit School of Business. She is also a member of the Gridiron Club.

Margaret Brennan Age

How old is Margaret? Brennan is 41 years old as of 2021. She was born March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. She celebrates her birthday every 26th of March.

Margaret Brennan Education

Brennan got a bachelor’s degree in global affairs and Middle East studies with a minor in Arabic from the University of Virginia in 2002, graduating with honors. She studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar. Niagara University has also awarded her an honorary doctor of literature degree.

Margaret Brennan Nationality and Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Brennan? She belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage. She was born and raised in
in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. She holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.

Margaret Brennan Height

She stands at an approximated height of 5′ 6″ / 168 cm and has a body weight of 121.3 lbs / 55 kg.

Margaret Brennan Family | Parents | Siblings

She was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Edward Brennan and Jane Brennan, elementary school art and art history teacher in the Pennsbury, Pennsylvania school district. Apparently, more information about her siblings and family at large has not yet been disclosed, to be reviewed later.

Margaret Brennan Husband | Married

Brennan married Yado Yakub, In 2015, a Syrian-American attorney who is a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. The couples have two children.

Margaret Brennan Children

The two couples are blessed to have two adorable sons, the first son Eamon Brennan, born on September 11, 2018. and the second son was born on April 28, 2021.

Margaret Brennan Salary

The moderator of CBS News earns an estimated salary ranging from $85,000 to $100,000.

Margaret Brennan Net Worth

Margaret working as a senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News based in New York City has an estimated net worth of $5 Million Dollars.

Margaret Brennan Awards

  • Irish America magazine named her one of the top Irish Americans and one of the top 100 Irish-Americans in business and in media. In 2003, she was named one of the top journalists under the age of 30 by the NewsBios/TJFR Group.
  • Brennan received the Fulbright Award for international understanding in 2010.
  • Brennan won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding News Special” for her coverage of the Parkland High School shooting. Brennan received two Emmy nominations for “Outstanding News Analysis”, for her coverage of both the COVID-19 pandemic and Iran–United States relations.
  • In 2020, she won a Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council. In 2021, she received first place in the National Headliner Awards for her coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in “Facing the Pandemic”.