Rita Braver Biography
Rita Braver (Rita Lynn Braver) is an American Emmy Award-winning correspondent working for CBS News. She joined the station in 1972 as a news desk editor. She is best known for her investigative journalism on White House scandals such as the Iran-Contra affair.
Rita Braver Education
After graduating from high school and earning her High School Diploma, she had to further her education. She joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue her career course. After completing her studies there, she graduated with a degree in political science.
Rita Braver Career
Braver serves the station as a national correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning. She reports on everything from arts and culture to politics and foreign policy. Her assignments include a wide variety of topics from discerning national trends to meeting offbeat characters. She has also interviewed many celebrities, cabinet secretaries, and presidents. Working on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Braver has done profiles of Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and former President Bill Clinton.
In addition to that, she has profiled authors including Dav Pilkey, E.L. Doctorow, and Phillip Roth of “Captain Underpants” fame. She also talked with entertainers such as Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, and James Taylor. Braver has introduced viewers to contemporary artists José Parlá and Kehinde Wiley and has taken viewers to exhibits of famed artists such as Vermeer.
Prior to working on “CBS Sunday Morning,” she served as CBS News chief White House correspondent for four years from 1993 to 1997. During that time, she covered a wide range of foreign and domestic issues. She worked as a floor reporter at the Democratic Convention. Braver also traveled the world on the White House beat and followed President Bill Clinton through his re-election campaign. During that time in the White House, she was a guest host of “Face the Nation” and also a frequent guest.
From 1983 to 1993, she served as a CBS News chief law correspondent reporting for the “CBS Evening News,” the “CBS Morning News,” “48 Hours,” “Street Stories” and “Public Eye.” Her beat included all federal law enforcement agencies including the DEA and FBI, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Moreover, during the Reagan administration and the drug trial of Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, she covered the Iran-Contra case. She broke the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard and broke the story of the Walker family spy ring. Her journalism career job began in New Orleans working for the CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
Rita Braver Age
Braver is 74 years old as of 2022. She was born on April 12, 1948, in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. Braver celebrates her birthday on the 12th of April every year.
Rita Braver Height
Braver stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Rita Braver Family
Braver was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was brought up in a Jewish family. Her father died while she was a teenager. She was brought up with two sisters, Sharon Braver Cohen, and Bettie Braver Sugar.
Rita Braver Husband
Braver is married to her better half Robert B. Barnett. Robert is a Washington, D.C. lawyer. The two met in college and tied their marriage knot on April 10, 1972. Together they are blessed with one daughter, Meredith Jane Barnett. In addition to that, she is a proud grandmother of three. Meredith was born in 1978, she is 44 years old as of 2022. She married Daniel Ross Penn in a Jewish ceremony in Washington D.C.
Rita Braver Net Worth
Braver has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent.
Rita Braver Salary
Braver earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Braver has won nine national Emmy Awards, including one for investigative reporting and two for covering the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. She received the Joan Barone award presented by the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents Association and the Star award from American Women in Radio and Television. She was also named an Outstanding Mother by the National Mother’s Day Committee.
Rita Braver CBS News
Braver works at CBS News where she works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Norah O’Donnell
- Anthony Mason
- Enrique Acevedo
- Sharyn Alfonsi
- Serena Altschul
- Jim Axelrod
- Nikki Battiste
- David Begnaud
- Manuel Bojorquez
- Nancy Chen
- Nancy Cordes
- Robert Costa
- Lee Cowan
- Jan Crawford
- Charlie D’Agata
- Adriana Diaz