Rita Braver is an American television host and news correspondent currently working for CBS News. She is best known as an investigative journalist for White House scandals such as the Iran-Contra affair.
Rita Braver was born on April 12, 1948 and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. She lost her father in teenage. She has two siblings named Bettie Braver Sugar and Sharon Braver Cohen.
Rita is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her degree in Political Science. Before moving to Washington D.C., she spent a few years at WWL-TV in New Orleans as a copy girl.
Rita Braver Career
After moving to Washington, D.C. with her husband, she joined CBS in 1972 as a producer. For a brief 10-year period (1983-1993), she served as chief correspondent for CBS News, working on big stories like the John Walker spy ring and that of another spy, Jonathan Pollard. While at CBDS, she led to wide coverage of stories like the Iran-Contra affair. She also worked as the Chief White House Correspondent for the CBS network during Bill Clinton’s administration and his first term.
She has worked with the CBS network since 1998 as the national correspondent for Sunday Morning. While working for Sunday Morning she has covered all the major reports, from arts to national politics to foreign policy.
Previously, Braver served in that position as the chief White House correspondent. When she first started working for CBS Sunday Morning, she covered top stories from Doomsday Scenarios, The Rise of the Blogosphere and many others. She also covered a number of personality profiles of famous designers, business leaders and entertainment personalities such as Barry Diller, Smokey Robinson, Giorgio Armani and others.
Rise to Fame
Rita has received at least five Emmy Awards, including a Star Award from American Women in Radio and Television and an award from the National Mother’s Day Committee for Mother of the Year. On May 15, 2022, she published an article in which she spent nearly 50 years with the CBS network while working for them and having the pleasure of managing various stories.
She started CBS News 50 years ago and over the years has become the biggest personality, covering the biggest news and stories of her life, starting as a news desk apprentice and progressing through positions of producer, then correspondent, and then reporter and then national correspondent.
Rita has worked on various bullet news and headlines with a great example of the 1992 story when the judges ruled an important abortion case and Roe v. Wade confirmed.
As Chief White House Correspondent, she had to travel around the world to different countries to cover President Bill Clinton’s highlights, the President’s first Moscow Summit with Russian President Boris Yelstin in 1994, and the relationship between the two Presidents and the development of the new era of understanding between the United States and Russia.
Rita Braver Biography
|Real name||Rita Lynn Braver|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1948|
|Age (as of 2022)||74 years|
|Place of birth||Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 57kg – in pounds – 125 pounds|
Rita Braver Family
|sister||Two (Bettie Braver Sugar & Sharon Braver Cohen)|
|Who is Rita Braver’s husband?||Robert Barnett|
|children||One (Meredith Jane Barnett)|
Rita Braver is happily married to her well known boyfriend and now husband, Robert B. Barnett, who is a Washington, DC personality and has worked as a lawyer with a distinguished career. The couple married on April 10, 1972 and have one daughter, who is married to Daniel Ross Penn. Rita and Robert B. Barnett had known each other since they were in college and usually met for college dates. Once, while she was at college, Bernett asked Braver to marry him, which Rita politely declined.
However, even after the rejection, the two dated for five years, and five years later, Bernett asked Braver the same question again. Both personalities have been diligent since their student days and enjoyed a course in political science and English together. The couple married in New Orleans in 1972 and shortly after the marriage moved to Washington, DC, where Bernett received an offer to work for Judge Byron R. White.
Rita Braver Net Worth
Rita Lynn Braver certainly makes a lot of money with her only job as a national correspondent on the CBS network. Meanwhile, Rita needs to earn approximately $13 million as her total net worth, which is enough to ensure her high profile status in society and a luxurious lifestyle.