Margaret Brennan is principally assigned to the State Department and also serves as a general assignment correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
Since joining CBS News in July 2012, Brennan's reporting has taken her throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She was also among the first reporters to interview Hillary Clinton about the fatal attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya and traveled with the then-Secretary of State to report on foreign policy issues around the world. Brennan was also one of the few U.S. correspondents reporting from Tehran during the 2012 Non-Aligned Movement which marked the largest international gathering in Iran since the founding of the Islamic Republic.
Most recently, Brennan anchored Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan," a weekday program broadcast live from the NYSE that covered the top political, economic and global financial news impacting the marketplace.
During her tenure there she broadcast live from Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo, London, Dublin, Abu Dhabi and Davos. Brennan covered top breaking news stories involving the European debt crisis, the largest insider trading case in U.S. history and the BP oil spill. She anchored live from Tahrir Square as Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 30 years in power.
Additionally, Brennan has interviewed the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde, investor George Soros, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as Ireland's Prime Minister and Dubai's ruler following their respective debt crises. She also helped lead anchor coverage of Bloomberg's Republican presidential candidate debate.
Previously, Brennan served as a general assignment correspondent at CNBC, where she reported for NBC's "Today" and "Nightly News," covered the retail industry, and worked with the late Louis Rukeyser.
Brennan is a Whitehead Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Economic Club of New York, serves on the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at the University College Dublin. She graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, with a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and Middle East studies and a minor in Arabic language. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.