Is Margaret Brennan married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Yado Yakub AKA Maj. Ali Iyad Yakub who is well recognized for being a judge advocate for the Marine Corps and Pentagon. Their wedding ceremony was organized on 11 April 2015, which was held at Washington at the Decatur House. On April 30, 2018, Brennan revealed that she and her husband were expecting a baby who was born on September 11, 2018.
The baby is a son named Eamon Brennan Yakub. He was born at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington and is named after Yado Yakub’s family heritage i.e. Syrian-American and Irish-American. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Brennan:
Who is Margaret Brennan?
She is an American journalist who is best known for being the current moderator of Face the Nation on CBS News who is based in Washington, D.C. She is also serving as the senior foreign affairs correspondent for the network. Previously, she has worked for CBS as a White House correspondent. Further, she has also garnered experience as an anchor on Bloomberg Television for the show named InBusiness with Margaret Brennan. Further, she served as a CNBC correspondent.
Early Life and Education
According to Margaret Brennan wiki, she was born on March 26, 1980, which makes her age be 40 years old as of 2020. Her place of birth is in Stamford, Connecticut to American parents named Jane Brennan (mother) and Edward Brennan (father). Talking about her education and academic achievements, she went to the Convent of the Sacred Heart from where she earned her graduate degree and honors in 1998.
After that, she was enrolled at the University of Virginia from where she received her B.A degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with the highest distinction. She also studied the Arabic language as well in the University. For her outstanding thesis, Brennan was named an Emmerich-Wright scholar. She was also enrolled at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. Similarly, from Niagara University, she garnered an honorary doctor of letters degree in 2015 for her international affairs’ work.
Career and Professional Life
In 2002, she joined CNBC from where she initiated her business news career contributing to financial journalist Louis Rukeyser as a producer. She also got engaged in writing and was also focused on conducting research and booking guests for primetime specials. Later, she served on Street Signs with Ron Insana as a producer and there she played a crucial role in guest bookings and became the part of the team that interviewed former President George W. Bush.
Working as a CNBC correspondent, Brennan being focused on consumer issues covered the news regarding the financial crisis. She is also known for bringing interviews with popular personalities like Lee Scott, former Walmart CEO and Brian Cowen, Irish Prime Minister. With the network, she is known for covering the consumer-related issues. In 2009, Brennan broke the story of Circuit City’s liquidation.
Brennan quit her job in CNBC on June 24, 2009, and joined Bloomberg Television. She became the presenter of a show entitled “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan” which used to air on a weekly basis. She used to come live from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and covered the news related to the stock market, global financial news and top economic and political issues affecting the marketplace. She has also appeared live on the television from Cairo, Dubai, Davos, Dublin, Riyadh, London and Abu Dhabi.
During her tenure, she covered some of the major financial news like the BP oil spill, the largest insider trading case in the United States history and the European debt crisis. Being with Bloomberg Television, she has interviewed renowned figures from the financial/ monetary/ business world including Christine Lagarde from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Tony Blair (former British Prime Minister), George Soros (investor) and so on. She has also served during the 2012 Republican presidential candidate debate coverage by Bloomberg. Her last show on the network was InBusiness and quit her job in the network in 2012. She didn’t mention the reason behind living the network.
In July 2012, Brennan became the part of the CBS News and is currently working there, being based in Washington. She has been reporting on the White House for CBS Programs and has reported for the Obama and Trump administrations. She became the anchor for the CBS Evening News and CBS Evening News. Her reporting job has made her travel different corners of the world like Baghdad, Tehran, Beijing, Kabul, Havana and so on.
She has also covered the news regarding the chemical weapons deal in Syria, the reopening of relations with Cuba, the nuclear deal with Iran and much more breaking news. She was the one who conducted the first US interview with Park Geun-Hye, the President of South Korea. The interview turned as the biggest headlines in Seoul and Pyongyang. Brennan was one of the first reporters to interview about the fatal attack on the US mission in Libya with Hillary Clinton. One of her biggest achievements in her career is to be named as the 10th moderator of Face the Nation on February 22, 2018.
Moving to her personal life, Margaret Brennan is a married woman. She tied her knot with Yado Yakub in 2015. On April 30, 2018, she revealed that the couple is expecting a baby while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Margaret Brennan and her spouse became blessed with their first child on September 11, 2018, at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Like her successful professional career, her responsibility as a mother has been added.
American television anchor has been able to carry a well-maintained body figure. She has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches and weighs about 56 kilograms giving her a perfect shape and adorable personality. Margaret Brennan has a body measurement of 34-25-35 inches whereas her eyes and hair are of black and dark brown colors respectively.
Salary and Net worth
The CBS News journalist Margaret Brennan has an estimated salary of 300,000 USD whereas her net worth is estimated to be 5 million USD. She has garnered such a jaw-dropping fortune from her successful journalism career where she has experience of serving at Bloomberg Television and CNBC as well.
She is also famous for being named on the list of the top Irish Americans and is also included in the top 100 Irish-Americans in the business/ media list. NewsBios/TJFR Group named her in the list of the top journalists below the age of 30 in 2003. For international understanding, she has been awarded the Fulbright Award in 2010. More than her salary and net worth, Brennan has amassed most prestigious awards in her name.
Wiki and Facts
You can explore Margaret Brennan’s biography on most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia. She is also active on her social networking sites where the American journalist is available on Instagram @marg_brennan where she is being followed by more than 6k followers now. Her Twitter account is reachable @margbrennan where she has amassed over 71k followers.
Margaret Brennan is known for her outstanding knowledge and amazing presenting quality. Her colleagues appreciate her for creating a healthy working environment. She is very conscious while delivering speeches and gives special importance to her personality. She is also a regular learner and keeps interested in current political affairs,
Birth Name: Margaret Brennan
Date of Birth: March 26, 1980
Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, the United States
Parents Name: Jane Brennan (mother) and Edward Brennan (father)
Height: 5 feet and 6 inches
Weight: 56 kilograms
Net Worth: $5 million (estimated)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/ Boyfriend: Yado Yakub
Children: 1 (son)