The Australian native Brianna Keilar is one of the veteran personalities in the field of news and journalism. She has served as a news anchor and correspondent for several networks. However, she received immense limelight after working at CNN.
As a senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN, she has covered some of the major national topics, including the 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Convention, the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and President Obama's campaign. Also, she provided some crucial contributions during CNN’s Emmy Award-winning election night coverage.
Brianna has received some prestigious awards like the 2014 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents' Association, and Everett McKinley Dirksen Award from the National Press Foundation.
Brianna Keilar’s Marital Life: Husband & Baby
Brianna Keilar is married to Fernando Lujan, a U.S Army Lieutenant colonel.
The power couple’s love journey initiated after Fernando proposed Brianna on the 4th of July 2016–she said ‘yes,’ and they got engaged. After five months of engagement, they shared the wedding vows on 30th December 2016 in Las Vegas. Since then, the married pair is always together.
In 2018, Brianna and Fernando’s life got filled with happiness as she got pregnant with her first child. Later, on 8th June 2018, they welcomed a son named Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan. Moreover, Brianna also has a step-son named Teddy Lujan, from Fernando’s past relationship.
As of now, the family of four resides in the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Brianna Keilar with her husband, Fernando Lujan, and their two sons on 26 December 2019 (Photo: Brianna Keilar's Instagram)
Before tying the knots with Fernando, Brianna was married to an editor-producer, Dave French, on 2nd May 2009. However, their togetherness ended in a divorce.
Short-Bio: Age, Education
Hailing from Canberra, Australia, Brianna Keilar was born on 21st September 1980 as Brianna Marie Keilar. In 1982, her parents, Glenn Keilar and Miriam Allen Keilar, moved to the United States—they settled down in Orange County, California.
Sadly, her mother died due to leukemia in May 2016.
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For her education, Brianna first attended Mission Viejo High School. After being a high school graduate in 1998, she got enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, in 2001, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Mass Communication.
Height & Weight
Brianna Keilar stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 meters) and weighs about 55 kg (121.25 lbs).
Career In Journalism
After completing her graduation, Brianna Keilar initiated her career in journalism. At first, she worked as a production assistant and intern at a CNN and FOX affiliated network named KTVU-TV. Following that, she joined KIMA-TV as a general assignment reporter in Yakima, Washington.
Afterward, she served for CBS News as a fill-in anchor for the channel’s overnight newscast, Up to the Minute and CBS Evening News Weekend Edition’s freelance reporter. Also, she reported, anchored as well as produced a CBS newscast which aired on mtvU.
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Finally, in 2006, Brianna joined the CNN team as a CNN Newsource’s correspondent. Later, she started to provide breaking news coverage across nearly 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.
Since then, she has never looked back and has always tried to showcase her skills and talent in front of the world.