Who is Face the Nation Host Margaret Brennan?
Margaret Brennan is a journalist based in America who works at CBS News. Most people know her from the show Face the Nation program; she is the present moderator and CBS’s correspondent for foreign affairs.
Brennan has experience working for popular American networks like NBC and Bloomberg television. She has been active in the journalism sector since the year 2012. To know about her personal life, read below.
|Full Name||Margaret Brennan|
|Popular For||Her work in journalism|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As in 2022)||41 years old|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1980|
|Birth Place||Stamford, Connecticut, America|
|School/University||Convent of the Sacred Heart, University of Virginia|
|Height||5 feet, 5 inches|
|Weight||Approx. 65 Kg|
|Estimated Net Worth (As in 2022)||Approx. $2 Million|
Family and Relationship
Margaret Brennan Age, Height, Birthday, Parents
Brennan was born to father Edward and mother Jane Brennan. Her mother is a painter and art educator. Her birthday fell on March 26, 1980. The journalist grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, in America and went to Convent of the Sacred Heart- an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school.
Margaret has an American nationality. She is from a White ethnicity. Brennan graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Middle East studies. She even received a Fullbright-Hays Grant to study at Yarmouk University in Jordan. Her college minor was the Arabic language.
Margaret Brennan Personal Life
Margaret married the Jordanian-American judge advocate, Yado Yakub, in 2015. He works at the United States Marine Corps. Brennan mentioned that she was pregnant and expecting a baby boy when she appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Her elder son was born on September 11, 2018.
The journalist announced her second pregnancy through Instagram in 2020. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on April 28, 2021.
Margaret is active on Instagram. She has over twenty thousand followers on the platform. The CBS host loves to share about her personal and professional life on the photo-sharing site. Recently, she has been posting a lot about her newborn and her journey as a mother.
Margaret Brennan Career and Net Worth
Brennan started her career in journalism with CNBC. She was the producer for Louis Rukeyser, the famous financial journalist. Her duties involved researching, writing and booking guests for his weekly show named Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street program & prime-time specials.
In the TV business program- Street Signs with Ron Insana, Brennan coordinated and booked guest interviews with George W. Bush and Colin Powell- former American president and Secretary of state.
During her time in CNBC as a correspondent, Brennan reported the ongoing financial crisis highlighting the consumer issues. She addressed the liquidation story of Circuit City and covered stories about consumer trends often.
Margaret joined Bloomberg Television in 2009. She hosted the InBusiness with Margaret Brennan, a live broadcast program from the New York Stock Exchange. It covered the prime economic, political and financial news. During Brennan’s time there, she went to places like Dubai, Dublin, Riyadh, London, Davos and Abu Dhabi for work.
Brennan interviewed notable personalities like Christine Lagarde, the IMF managing director, Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of Ireland and the investor George Soros. She bid farewell to Bloomberg television in 2012 and joined CBS.
Currently, Margaret is busy working at CBS News. She hosts the show CBS This Morning, along with the CBS Evening News. Brennan received the Dupont-Columbia Award for the Newtown Tragedy story.
Margaret has been to Kabul, Tehran, Havana, Beijing and Baghdad because of her work. She was in charge of covering diplomatic negotiations, including the Syria chemical weapon deal, Iran nuclear deal and Cuba relation reopen the agreement. The journalist interviewed Park Geun-Hye, the South Korean President, to discuss the hard-line policy they imposed against North Korea.
Recently, in 2018 Brennan became the tenth moderator of the famous show Face the Nation. It is a political interview show that comes every Sunday morning on CBS. The Irish America Magazine voted her under the top 100 Irish Americans in media and business. The NewsBios/ TJR Group listed here under the list of top journalists under 30 group in 2003.
Fun Facts About Margaret Brennan
- Brennan’s zodiac sign is Aries.
- Brennan’s mother has an art account on Instagram and a website.
- Her college thesis helped her get the Emmerich-Wright scholar.
- Megaret is an Irish-American.
- She likes working out and dancing.
- She has a pet dog of Pitbull breed.
- In 2010, she got the Fullbright Award for international understanding.
- Find her on Instagram @marg_brennan.
Frequently asked Questions
Margaret’s husband Ali Lyad Yakub is Syrian-American.
John Dickerson is replacing Margaret as Co-anchor of CBS.
Looks like Margaret has been enjoying her personal life and family time lately, as she welcomed her second child Malek Murphy Yakub, on May 2, 2021.
Yes, Margaret is a mother of two.
Margaret went to Yarmouk University and University of Virginia.
Margaret’s estimated net worth is around $2 million.