Brianna Keilar Bio, Wiki
Brianna Keilar is an Australian-born American political commentator and correspondent who serves as a co-anchor of New Day with John Berman on CNN. Prior to joining CNN in Washington, Keilar held positions as a White House correspondent, senior political correspondent, congressional correspondent, and general assignment correspondent.
Brianna Keilar Age
Keilar is 42 years old as of 2022. She was born on September 21, 1980, in Canberra, Australia.
Brianna Keilar Height
Keilar stands at a height of Approximately 1.6 m.
Brianna Keilar Family – Mother
Keilar is the daughter of Glenn Keilar an Australian and Miriam Allen an American. During the time of Keilar’s birth, the Keilars were based in Australia. Her family immigrated to the country in 1982 and resided in Orange County, California. Keilar’s mother sadly passed away from leukemia on May 17, 2016.
Brianna Keilar Husband
Keilar got married to Dave French on May 2, 2009, however, their marriage later ended in divorce.Keilar confirmed her engagement to Fernando Lujan a director on the National Security Council in July 2016.
Subsequently, on December 31, 2016, Brooke Baldwin revealed that the pair had wed the night before in Las Vegas during CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live. Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan, a boy, was born to Keilar on June 8 of this year. Teddy Lujan, her husband’s son, has her as his stepmother as well to Lujan’s older son from a previous marriage, Teddy Lujan.
Brianna Keilar Pregnancy
Keilar is not pregnant, but she and her husband Lujan had a baby boy named Antonio Allen on July 8, 2018.
Brianna Keilar Education
She earned the title of homecoming queen during her final year at Mission Viejo High School before graduating in 1998. After that, Keilar went to the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2001 with a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and mass communications.
Brianna Keilar CNN
Keilar started her career in journalism in Yakima, Washington, at the CBS affiliate KIMA. She co-hosted Billy, Blue, and Brianna Too: The Morning Zoo, a morning drivetime show on KFFM’s contemporary hits station. Afterwards, she changed jobs and joined CBS News, where she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for a CBS broadcast that aired on MTVU, MTV’s student network. She also worked as a guest anchor for Up to the Minute, a CBS News overnight newscast, and as a freelance reporter for the CBS Evening News weekend edition.
Keilar left CBS to work for CNN as a correspondent for CNN Newsource, where she covers breaking news stories and reports from the capital for the roughly 800 CNN Newsource partner stations. She covered a wide range of topics for the network as a general assignment journalist, including the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, when she was the first CNN correspondent on the ground.
Keilar received the 2009 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Outstanding Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation for her reporting on the $700 billion bank bailout in the fall of 2008. Keilar received the 2014 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association for her coverage of the Obamacare launch while working as a White House correspondent.
In an effort to bridge the gap between the civilian and military worlds, Keilar, a military spouse, started writing a column called Home Front in 2019.
When CNN This Morning took over for New Day with John Berman on September 15, 2022, it was reported that Keilar will quit her position there. Until the new CNN morning show aired on November 1, she continued to co-anchor the program. In a new position as network anchor, she will be working alongside Jim Scuitto and Boris Sanchez on an untitled program. Later this spring, the program will start.
Brianna Keilar Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Brianna Keilar Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.