Major Garrett Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Major Garrett is an American correspondent, reporter, and host working for CBS News serving as a Chief Washington Correspondent

Major Garrett Biography

Major Garrett is an American correspondent, reporter, and host working for CBS News serving as a Chief Washington Correspondent. He is also the host of The Takeout podcast and was a correspondent for National Journal.

Major Garrett Education

After graduating from James Madison High School and earning his Diploma in General Education, he had to further his education. He joined the University of Missouri to pursue his career course. In 1984, he completed his studies there and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and political science. In addition, he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

Major Garrett Career

In December 2018, he was named CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent. He reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. In addition to that, he is the host of “The Takeout,” a weekly multi-platform interview show on pop culture, policy, and politics available on CBS News Streaming, all podcast platforms, and top radio stations across the country.

He served as the Network’s chief White House correspondent from 2012 until 2018. During his time covering the White House, he reported extensively on U.S.-European efforts to confront Russia in the standoff over Ukraine, Ebola, nuclear negotiations with Iran, and presidential actions to confront ISIS.

While covering domestic issues, he reported on the president’s ongoing efforts in 2014 to address racial strife and criminal justice reform, numerous policy failures at the Veterans Administration, and the Obama administration’s handling of the healthcare website rollout. In addition, he has traveled with the president to the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

He also spent 16 months on the road covering the Republican presidential campaign in 2015 and 2016including every day of the general election, both major party conventions, and every GOP debate. He has covered every major domestic and foreign policy story of the Trump administration. During the transition, he broke numerous cabinet appointments, including Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Major Garrett
Major Garrett

Prior to joining the CBS News team, he worked as a chief White House correspondent. During CBS News’ coverage of Campaign 2012 through a partnership with the National Journal, he was a fixture, chief White House correspondent. Garrett alongside “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley co-hosted the network’s coverage of the 2011 South Carolina Republican Primary debate and offered analysis for every 2012 general election presidential debate.

He was the chief White House correspondent for Fox News prior to National Journal. Garrett worked there for eight years and covered the war in Iraq, Congress, and two presidential elections among other major stories. Prior to working for FOX News, he served at CNN as a White House correspondent during the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Before that, he worked for U.S. News and World Report as a senior editor and congressional correspondent. During his time there, he reported on Congress and the impeachment of President Clinton. From 1990 to 1995, he was a congressional reporter for The Washington Times, and from 1995 to 1997, he was the newspaper’s deputy national editor. Earlier in his career, he was a reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and The Houston Post.

Major Garrett Age

Garrett is 60 years old as of 2022. He was born Major Elliott Garrett on August 24, 1962, in San Diego, California, United States. Garrett celebrates his birthday on the 24th of August every year.

Major Garrett Height

Garret stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches.

Major Garrett Family

Garrett was born and raised in San Diego, California. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings

Major Garrett Wife

Garrett is married to Lara Brown. The two tied the knot in 2016 and they are blessed with three children. Lara is an American political scientist and the director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. The family resides in Washington, D.C. He was previously married to Julie Kirtz. Julie is a correspondent working for FOX News. They were married in 1990 but there is no information on when the two divorced.

Major Garrett Net Worth

Garrett has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a correspondent.

Major Garrett Salary

Garrett earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Apart from his journalism career, he is also an author. He has authored several books;

  • Common Cents, with former Rep. Tim Penny (D-Minnesota) Little, Brown Publisher, 1995
  • The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics, St. Martin’s 1999
  • Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride,” St. Martin’s, 2018
  • The Enduring Revolution, Crown Forum 2005

Major Garrett CBS News

Garrett works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Jeff Glor
  9. Catherine Herridge
  10. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  11. Ramy Inocencio
  12. Dana Jacobson
  13. Gayle King
  14. Ian Lee
  15. Lilia Luciano
  16. Michelle Miller
  17. Erin Moriarty
  18. Ed O’Keefe
  19. Meg Oliver
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