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Margaret Brennan is an American journalist and anchor of CBS News' Face the Nation. She is also a senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News. She has reported from around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United Nations. Brennan graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. She then went on to earn a Master's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2004. Brennan began her career in journalism as a producer for CNBC in 2004. She then moved to CBS News in 2012, where she has since reported from around the world. She has covered major international stories, including the Arab Spring, the Syrian civil war, and the Iran nuclear deal. Brennan has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of the Arab Spring in 2011. She was also named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. Brennan is married to Yado Yakub, a former White House official. They have two children.

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Age 44 years old
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Born 26 March, 1980
Birthday 26 March
Birthplace Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
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On February 22, 2018, she was named the 10th moderator of Face the Nation, the network's Sunday morning political interview show, becoming only the second woman to moderate the program.

Brennan married Yado Yakub, a Jordanian-American attorney in the Marine Corps, in 2015. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 30, 2018, Brennan announced she was pregnant with their first child, a boy. He was born on September 11, 2018.


In 2015, she received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Niagara University for her work in international affairs.


"I think across the board, you can't separate the business stories from the international political stories any longer. Covering the global consumer, covering the global markets—all that is going to be a part of the canvas here."


At a press conference on September 9, 2013, she asked Secretary of State John Kerry about any possibility for the Syrian government to avoid a U.S. strike. Kerry answered that Assad could "turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week"—although later his answer was retracted as "a rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied using" by a State Department spokesperson—led Russia's foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov to propose this as a solution to the crisis.


She also helped lead anchor coverage of Bloomberg's 2012 Republican presidential candidate debate.

Brennan left Bloomberg in 2012. On April 27, 2012, she hosted her last show of InBusiness. No reason was given for her departure, other than the choice to pursue new opportunities.

Brennan joined CBS News in July 2012. Since 2012, she was based in Washington and reported on the White House across the Obama and Trump administrations for CBS programs. She substitute anchors on CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News. Brennan was also part of the CBS News team honored with a 2012-2013 Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award for coverage of the Newtown tragedy.


Brennan received the Fulbright Award for international understanding in 2010.


She conducted interviews with former Walmart CEO Lee Scott and Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen. She broke the story of Circuit City's liquidation in 2009 and regularly covered changing consumer trends for the network.

On June 24, 2009, Margaret Brennan left CNBC to join Bloomberg Television:


Irish America magazine named her one of the top Irish Americans and one of the top 100 Irish-Americans in business and in media. In 2003, she was named one of the top journalists under the age of 30 by the NewsBios/TJFR Group.


Brennan began her business news career in 2002 at CNBC as a producer for prominent financial journalist Louis Rukeyser. She wrote, researched and booked guests for the weekly Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street program and primetime specials.


She graduated with honors from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1998. At the University of Virginia, she graduated with highest distinction in 2002 with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with a minor in Arabic language. She was named an Emmerich-Wright scholar for her thesis and also studied abroad at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, on a Fulbright-Hays Grant.


Margaret Brennan (born March 26, 1980) is an American journalist based in Washington, D.C., the current moderator of Face the Nation on CBS News, and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent. Brennan was previously a White House correspondent for CBS and has covered Washington since 2012.

She was born on March 26, 1980 in Stamford, Connecticut to Edward Brennan, a senior director at the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in New York, and Jane Brennan, an elementary school art and art history teacher in the Pennsbury, PA school district.