American journalist Margaret Brennan and her husband Yado Yakub paid tribute to their heritage through the names of their sons.
As Brennan belongs to an Irish background and Yakub belongs to the Syrian, they named their first son Eamon Brennan Yakub. He was born on 11 September 2018 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington.
Likewise, showing a sign of respect, they named their second son Malek Murphy Yakub. He was welcomed on 29 April 2021 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Husband Of Six Years
Margaret Brennan is married to Maj. Ali Iyad Yakub (aka Yado Yakub) since 11 April 2015. The duo tied their knot in an intimate ceremony at Washington at the Decatur House. Her husband, Yakub, is a judge advocate for the Marine Corps and Pentagon.
Margaret Brennan and her husband, Yado Yakub, attended Dinner at Washington Hilton on 28 April 2018 (Photo: zimbio.com)
She and her husband first met at Virginia University in 1998, when they studied together at the University. But nothing sparked between the two initially.
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During the summer of 2000, she moved to Irbid, Jordan, and studied at Yarmouk University. She shared an apartment with Yakub's sister, Samia Yakub, and developed a friendship with her. The duo traveled and visited Samia and Yado’s grandmother in Damascus.
When Margaret moved to Washington from New York in June 2012, she learned from Samia that her brother was returning on Capitol Hill. She eventually had a fateful reunion with Yakub on 16th Street, and the two started their dating relationship.
Salary And Net Worth
Margaret Brennan started her career as a producer for Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street at CNBC in 2002. She then became a producer for the TV program Street Signs with Ron Insana that originally aired at CNBC.
In 2009, she joined Bloomberg Television, leaving CNBC. She anchored a weekday program broadcast named InBusiness with Margaret Brennan live from New York Stock Exchange. She has interviewed big personalities, including Ireland's PM, Dubai's ruler, investor George Soros, etc.
In July 2012, she became part of CBS News, where she got appointed as a State Department Correspondent. And since then, she has been serving for CBS based in Washington.
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As per Payscale, the average salary of CBS News is $63K. Margaret, who is working on CBS News as the moderator of Face the Nation in Washington, must be earning somewhere around the same amount.
With that, she is expected to have accumulated a net worth of a million dollars.
Born on 26 March 1980, Margaret Brennan is a native of Stamford, Connecticut. Her father, Edward, is from Sligo and her mother, Jane, is from Belfast.
She graduated from the University of Virginia in Foreign affairs. She also received a certificate in the Arabic language from the Middle East College.
Margaret holds American nationality and possesses white ethnicity. She stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 55 kg.