Margaret Brinnan

Margaret Brennan is an anchor and correspondent at CBS News. She is mainly assigned to cover the State Department. Additionally, she also serves as general assignment reporter. She is based in Washington D.C. Brennan was born and raised in Connecticut. She studied at the University of Virginia and graduated with distinction in 2002. She received her Bachelor degree in Foreign affairs and is named Emmerich-Wright scholar for her outstanding thesis. She has also graduated in Middle East studies minoring in Arabic Language at the Yarmouk University situated in Irbid, Jordan. She studied there on a Fulbright-Hayes Grant.

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Brennan started her career in broadcasting in the year 2002 as news producer at CNBC for Louis Rukeyser, the financial news legend. She has written and booked guests for the program ‘Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street’, which is a weekly show and also has primetime specials. Brennan also served as producer for the show ‘Street Signs’. Brennan quit CNBC and joined Bloomberg Television in the year 2009. She anchored the morning 10.00 a.m. show. She quit Bloomberg Television in the year 2012. ‘In Business’ was the last show she anchored on Bloomberg Television. She joined CBS in 2012 as the State Department correspondent. She also hosts the ‘CBS Evening Show’.

Important Assignments

During her stint at CNBC, Brennan has interviewed high profile personalities including former president George W. Bush and Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State. She has covered the global consumer markets and the breaking news in the business world internationally while at CNBC. Her show ‘In Business’ at Bloomberg focused on the New York Stock Exchange covering economic, political, and global business news that influenced the markets. She has done live broadcasts from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Davos, Dublin, London, and Davos. She has reported on the debt crisis in Europe, the insider trading case in the United States and the oil spill of BP. She also covered the stepping down of Hosni Mubarak from power at the Tahrir Square.

Margaret Brennan has been honored with the Fulbright Award in the year 2010 for International understanding. She has also been named as one of the Hottest News Anchors in 2008 by Maxim. In the year 2003, she appeared on the top journalists list under 30 by the TJFR Group/NewsBios. She occupies prestigious positions in various boards including the Economic Club of New York, the Smurfit School of Business at the University College Dublin, and the Council of Foreign Relation.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 26 Mar, 1980
Age: 40 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Stamford
Education: University of Virginia
Yarmouk University
Gender: Female
Description: American journalist
Twitter Id: Margbrennan
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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