Martha Teichner Biography
Martha Teichner is an American twelve-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent and contributor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 1977 as a correspondent.
Martha Teichner Education
After graduating from East Grand Rapids High School in 1965 and earning her Diploma in General education, she had to further her education. From there, she joined Wellesley College and in 1969 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She also attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Chicago.
Martha Teichner Career
Teichner serves as a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since December 1993. She has covered major national and international breaking news stories as she is handling in-depth cultural and arts topics. Her work at CBS News for one year include covering the profile of a man who is a master upholsterer at Colonial Williamsburg, a report on police violence in America, on how the nation’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic had become political, and a report on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
While working as a correspondent for CBS News, she has reported the largest national and international stories of this era including the life and death of Nelson Mandela, the death of Princess Diana, the run-up to the war in Iraq, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Additionally, she interviewed world leaders and other newsmakers for “CBS Sunday Morning” in 1995 and 1997 including then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton twice.
She began her CBS News career as a correspondent based in the Atlanta bureau from 1977 to 1980. Her assignments included the exile of the Shah of Iran to Panama, the war in El Salvador, and the Cuban/Haitian boatlift to the United States. Her reporting on the exodus of Haitian and Cuban refugees to the U.S. was featured in the CBS Radio special, “Exodus: The Freedom Flotilla.” The coverage earned a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
During her time in Atlanta, she covered a three-month strike by the coal miners in 1978. Her journalism career started in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she worked for WJEF Radio and WZZM-TV. Later, she became a general assignment reporter for WTVJ-TV Miami and for WMAQ-TV Chicago.
Based New York
She has spent more than a dozen years as a foreign correspondent covering major international news while based in New York. Teichner was twice assigned to the CBS News London bureau from 1980 to 1984 and from 1989 to 1994. While there, she covered Britain’s royal wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, the conflicts associated with the collapse of Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia), the 1st Intifada in 1988 in Israel and the West Bank, the Lebanon War, as well as the Maze Prison Hunger Strike in Northern Ireland.
In addition to that, she reported on undercover operations with the Drug Enforcement Agency where she spent several weeks in the Bolivian jungle. She was one of a small group of journalists allowed by the military to accompany U.S. troops during the Persian Gulf War. Teichner also covered the conflict from Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq where she spent nearly six weeks with the 1st Armored Division in the Saudi desert.
Based in Johannesburg
From 1987 to 1989 she was based in Johannesburg, during the final dangerous years of the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. She covered on Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. In addition to that, she covered Nelson Mandela’s election as the first Black president of post-apartheid South Africa in 1994. Between London assignments from 1984 to 1987, she spent three years in the Dallas bureau. While there, she covered multiple stories in Latin America including the Mexico City earthquake
Martha Teichner Age
Teichner is 74 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 12, 1948, in Traverse City, Michigan, United States. Teichner celebrates her birthday on the 12th of January every year.
Martha Teichner Height
Teichner stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Martha Teichner Family
Teichner was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She was raised in nearby Leelanau County by her father Hans Teichner and her mother Miriam Teichner until her father died. Her family then relocated to East Grand Rapids. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her siblings.
Martha Teichner Husband
Teichner is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone. She resides in New York City with her dog named Minnie, her great companion, and friend.
Martha Teichner Net Worth
Teichner has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent and contributor.
Martha Teichner Salary
Teichner earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
She has won multiple national awards for her original reporting. These awards and honors include five James Beard Foundation Awards and 12 Emmy Awards. The Michigan Women Forward inducted her into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020. In addition, she was among the team that covered the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, which earned CBS News a 2014 duPont-Columbia Award. The Newswomen’s Club of New York awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
She has narrated seven “Biography” programs for A&E. Teichner is a member of both the New York and Charleston chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the Wellesley Club of New York, the Reform Club in London, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (Walter Hines Page chapter of London). She has served as moderator of “Conversations With …” an interview series at the Spoleto Festival, U.S.A., the summer art celebration in Charleston, South Carolina since 1995.
Apart from her journalism career, she is also an author. Teichner published a book, When Harry Met Minnie, about her friendship with a cancer patient, a fellow dog owner in February 2021.\
Martha Teichner CBS News
Teichner works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- John Dickerson
- Seth Doane
- Tony Dokoupil
- Jericka Duncan
- Vladimir Duthiers
- Carter Evans
- Pamela Falk
- Major Garrett
- Jeff Glor
- Catherine Herridge
- Caitlin Huey-Burns
- Ramy Inocencio
- Dana Jacobson
- Gayle King
- Ian Lee
- Lilia Luciano
- Michelle Miller
- Erin Moriarty
- Ed O’Keefe
- Meg Oliver