Margaret Brennan Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Salary, Face the Nation

Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan Biography and Wiki

Margaret Brennan is an American journalist who serves as the moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News and works as the network’s lead foreign affairs reporter in addition to filling in as an anchor for CBS Evening News. 

Brennan has been reporting on Washington since 2012 and previously worked as a White House correspondent for CBS. Brennan hosted the daily program InBusiness with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television before joining CBS. She also contributed as a CNBC correspondent to numerous NBC News shows.

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At CNBC, Brennan started her career in business reporting in 2002 as a producer for renowned financial journalist Louis Rukeyser. For weekly Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street program and prime-time specials, she wrote, conducted research, and secured guests.

In a later role, Brennan collaborated with Ron Insana as a producer on the show Street Signs, where she organized guest appearances and conducted talks with former president George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. She focused on consumer issues while reporting on the economic downturn for CNBC.

She spoke with Brian Cowen, the Irish Prime Minister, and Lee Scott, the former CEO of Walmart. In 2009, she broke the news about Circuit City’s closure, and she frequently covered shifting consumer trends for the network. She quit CNBC to joined Bloomberg Television where she worked for almost four years from On June 2009 to 2012.

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Brennan was appointed as the 10th moderator of Face the Nation on February 22, 2018, making history as the second woman to moderate the CBS Sunday morning political interview program.

She become part of  CBS News team in July 2012 and has worked there ever since. She served as a substitute anchor for CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News and covered the White House for CBS programs during both the Obama and Trump administrations. Brennan was additionally a member of the CBS News crew recognized with an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award for 2012–2013 for their coverage of the Newtown tragedy.

She questioned Secretary of State John Kerry on the prospect of the Syrian system preventing an American strike during a news conference on September 9, 2013. Sergey V. Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, suggested this as an approach to the turmoil after Kerry said that Assad could “turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week” (although his response was later retracted as “a literary claim regarding the futility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he is accused of using” by a State Department spokesperson).

Margaret Brennan Age

Margaret is 43 years old as of 2023, she was born on March 26, 1980, in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 26th of March every year.

Margaret Brennan Height

Blessed with beauty and an elegant body figure, Brennan stands with an average height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs a moderate weight. The color of her hair is black, which suits her fair complexion. Similarly, she has dark brown eyes.

Margaret Brennan Family

Brennan was born to  Edward Brennan and Jane Brennan. However, she has not disclosed any further information on her family or her siblings. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign affairs and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Arabic from the University of Virginia.

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Margaret Brennan Husband, Kids

Margaret is married to her loving husband, Yado Yakub. Brennan and her husband have been blessed with two amazing children during their marriage. Her last child, a newborn boy, was born in April 2021, while her first child was born in 2018.

Margaret Brennan Salary

Brennan receives an annual salary of $300,000 from her career as a news journalist. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

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