Looking at her ever-smiling face and cheerful personality, with her statuesque figure, one could easily mistake her for a model for an ad campaign or a walk down the runway. Margaret Brennan is not a model, however. She is gleaning facts from everyday events and telling them to her viewers. Simply put, she is a journalist.
Based in Washington, DC, she is currently the moderator of CBS News. Facing the nation as well as its senior foreign affairs correspondent. Find out more about her below, including her age, career achievements, salary, and height.
Margaret Brennan Bio (Age)
Margaret Brennan was born on March 26, 1980 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Her parents have been identified as Edward and Jane Brennan. It is not known, however, if she grew up with a sibling or if she was an only child. She has American nationality but her family has Irish roots.
After graduating from high school, she completed the requirements for further studies at the Convent of the Sacred Heart located in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she graduated with honors in 1998 and went on to the University of Virginia. At university, she continued her academic excellence and graduated in 2002 with highest honors. She pocketed a BA in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Arabic.
Additionally, she was an Emmerich-Wright Scholar for her thesis and studied abroad on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She would later receive an honorary Doctor of Letters from Niagara University; it was for his work in international affairs and in 2015.
In 1998, as a freshman in college, Brennan met Yado Yakub, a Syrian-American and senior. At that time, she thought he was partying too much while Yakub considered her to be too conservative and serious. As a successful journalist, he became a lawyer and a sailor. In 2013, fifteen years after their first meeting, a chance meeting brought them together. Margaret Brennan bumped into Yakub while walking her dog in Washington and the sparks started flying.
They clicked immediately and started dating. Two years later, in April 2015, the beautiful journalist walked down the aisle to meet her groom beau, Major Ali Iyad ‘Yado’ Yakub. They attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 28, 2018. Two days later, she appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she announced that they were expecting their first child in September 2018. On the eleventh day of the month in question, the adorable couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Eamon.
The name of their son pays homage to their two cultures. It means “guardian” in Irish and “virtuous” in Arabic.
Salary and professional achievements
The same year she graduated from college,Margaret Brennan began her professional career at CNBC as a producer. She landed her first on-air contract as a correspondent in 2006, covering the financial crisis with a focus on consumer issues. She also conducted interviews and regularly covered the evolution of network consumption trends.
Then she moved to Bloomberg in 2009 where she anchored EnBusiness with Margaret Brennan, a weekday show broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. During her time on the network, she broadcast live broadcasts from different locations including Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo, London, Dublin, Abu Dhabi and Davos. Brennan has also covered hot topics such as the European debt crisis, the BP oil spill, the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak live from Tahrir Square.
In addition, she has interviewed personalities such as Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), investor George Soros, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Ireland, and ruler of Dubai during their debt crises. respective.
She left the network in 2012 to pursue new opportunities, joining the CBS News team in July as a News correspondent. Based in Washington, Brennan primarily covered the network’s national security and foreign policy. She also reported on CBS programs covering the White House area of the Obama and Trump administrations. Margaret Brennan also appeared on CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, and CBS Evening News, before landing her current job as moderator of CBS political affairs show, Face The Nation, in February 2018.
Brennan not only received fame and fortune from her career as a journalist, but she was also rewarded with prestigious awards for the quality of her work. While her career was still in its infancy, she was named in 2003 by the NewsBios / TJFR group to the list of journalists under 30. In 2010, she received the Fulbright Award for International Understanding. She was also part of the CBS News team that was awarded the 2012-2013 Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award for her coverage of the Newtown tragedy.
Additionally, Irish America magazine named her one of the Top Irish Americans and one of the Top 100 Irish Americans in Business and Media. Brennan receives an annual salary of US$300,000 and her net worth has been estimated at US$5 million.
While she still has her sights set on career advancements, success, awards, and building a strong and loving family, she also works hard to maintain her chic figure and model physique in shape. She stands at 5ft 6in and weighs 56kg.