Rita Braver Biography

Rita Braver is an American personality who is a television presenter, and news correspondent and is currently working for CBS news. She is famously known for being an investigative journalist of White House scandals such as the Iran-Contra affair.

Early Life

Rita Braver was born on 12th April 1948 and was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She lost her father at a very young age and was brought up mainly by her mother who raised her along with her two other siblings named Bettie Braver Sugar and Sharon Braver Cohen. She is a graduate student of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from where she received her degree in Political Science.

Rita Braver Career

After completing her education, Braver spent a few years working for WWL-TV in New Orleans as a copy girl and after spending a few months, she moved to Washington, DC along with her husband and joined the network called CBS in 1972 at the position of Producer. For a brief period of 10 years (from 1983 to 1993), she served as the CBS News’ Chief law correspondent and worked on major stories like the John Walker spy ring, as well as that of another spy, Jonathan Pollard. While being with CBDS, she led to major coverage of the stories like the Iran-Contra affair. She has also worked as the Chief White House Correspondent for the CBS network during the administration of Bill Clinton and his first term.

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Since 1998, she has been working with the CBS network as the national correspondent for Sunday Morning. While working for Sunday Morning, she has covered all the major reports, almost everything from arts to national politics and foreign policy. Earlier in this position, Braver worked as Chief White House correspondent. During the time she started working for CBS Sunday Morning, she covered the major stories of Doomsday Scenarios, the Rise of the Blogosphere, and many others. She also covered a series of personality profiles on celebrity designers, business leaders, and entertainment personalities like Barry Diller, Smokey Robinson, Giorgio Armani, and others.

Rise to Fame

Rita is the recipient of at least five Emmy awards including a star award from American Women in Radio and Television and one award from the National Mother’s Day Committee for the category of Mother of the Year. On 15th May 2022, she published an article as she spent almost 50 years with the CBS network while working for them and holding the pleasure of managing different stories. 50 years back, she started with the CBS news and over the years, she became the biggest personality by covering the biggest news and stories of her life starting from apprentice on the news desk and going through positions of producer, then correspondent, then a reporter and then national correspondent.

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Rita has worked on various bullet news and headlines with one great example of the story of 1992 when the justices decided a key abortion case, upholding Roe v. Wade. While being in the position of chief White House Correspondent, she had to travel across the world to different countries covering the highlights of President Bill Clinton, the first Moscow Summit of the president with Russian President Boris Yelstin in 1994, 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
Birth Date April 12, 1948
Age (as of 2022) 73 Years
Birth Place Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Profession News Correspondent

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel


Sister Two (Bettie Braver Sugar & Sharon Braver Cohen)

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Robert Barnett
Children One (Meredith Jane Barnett)

Personal Life

Rita Braver is happily married to her known friend and now husband named Robert B. Barnett, who is the known personality of Washington, DC, and has been working as an attorney with a reputed professional life. The couple together married each other on 10th April 1972 and have a daughter who is married to Daniel Ross Penn. Rita and Robert B. Barnett were known to each other since their college days and usually used to go for study dates. Once while being on the study date, Bernett asked Braver to marry him to which Rita politely declined.

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However, even after the refusal, the two went to date each other for five years and after five years, Bernett asked again to Braver the same question. From their college days, both the personalities were studious and were together enjoying a course in political science and English. The couple got married back in 1972 in New Orleans and shortly after the marriage, they moved to Washington, DC, where Bernett received an offer to start a clerkship with Justice Byron R. White.

Rita Braver Net Worth

Rita Lynn Braver is surely earning a good amount of money because of her only profession of National Correspondent at CBS network. By now, Rita must be earning somewhere around $10 million as her total net worth, which is enough to provide her high-profile status in society and a luxurious lifestyle.

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