Margaret Brennan is the White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News. She is based in Washington and reports on the Trump Administration for all CBS programs.
In this role she has reported on major national security stories including nuclear negotiations with Iran, restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, the standoff with North Korea, the conflict in Ukraine, and the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons. Her reporting has taken her around the world with President Obama as well as Secretaries of State Kerry and Clinton as well as Defense Chiefs Hagel and Carter.
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.
Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets. She anchored a weekday Bloomberg Television show called “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan.” Previously, she was a correspondent at CNBC with a focus on the consumer during the financial crisis. She also contributed to various NBC News programs.
Brennan is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia School of Politics.
A Connecticut native, Brennan graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with a minor in Arabic. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She is also the recipient of an honorary doctor of letters degree from Niagara University.