Eleanor Clift Young, Husband, Children, Family, Net Worth, Bio

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 08 Jul, 2018
Eleanor Clift Young, Husband, Children, Family, Net Worth, Bio

Quick Information

Date of Birth July 07, 1940 Age 81 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American Marital Status Single
Husband/Spouse Tom Brazaitis (M. 1989- 2005), William Brooks Clift Jr (?- 1984) Divorced/Engaged Yes (Once)
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity White
Net Worth Not Disclosed Height N/A
Education Hofstra University

American political reporter Eleanor Clift is a famed face in the world of media. She currently serves as a contributor to MSNBC, an NBC-owned news channel, and is active as a blogger for The Daily Beast.

Eleanor has amassed a great height as an author and TV celebrity. However, besides her professional achievement, she possesses a tragic personal life. From divorce to loss, she has faced them all.

Marriage Failure Leads Divorce Settlement For Children

Eleanor Clift was formerly married to American actor William Brooks Clift Jr.

After marriage, Eleanor and her former, now deceased, husband, William bought a house that was titled to both of them. However, she was unable to maintain peace with him. So, the duos subsequently agreed to part ways in 1981 and got a formal divorce in 1984. 

In 1982, Eleanor and William entered into a contractual statement which stated that the jointly titled house would be transferred to Eleanor on a specific condition. Furthermore, they agreed to the establishment of a trust fund for their three children; Edward Montgomery, Woodbury Blair, and Robert Anderson.

Remarried But Lost Husband!

After her failure to hold on the wedding vows, Eleanor Clift remarried to American journalist Tom Brazaitis, who was a month younger than her. However, the gods had other plans for Clift as she lost the companionship of her life partner.

Eleanor and Tom walked down the aisle together in September 1989. Their relationship was running on a soothing track until Tom lost his battle against Kidney cancer on 30 March 2005.

It was a hell ride for Eleanor who couldn’t enjoy her personal life to the fullest. Since the tragedy, the 78-years-old veteran journalist is leading a single life solely focusing on her media career.

Eleanor Clift’s Bio, Plus Professional Wellbeing

Eleanor Clift was born on 7 July 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up with her German immigrant parents in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens.

Raised by her supportive family, Eleanor attended Hofstra University and also graduated from Hunter College. Subsequently. She initiated her media journey in 1963 as a secretary at Newsweek.

Eleanor Clift basks on her 50-year Newsroom career posted on 27 September 2013 (Photo:

Later on, Clift got promoted as a White House correspondent for Newsweek and covered every presidential campaign for the magazine since 1976. Besides, she had her stint as a broadcaster on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C.

Apart from her journalism career, Eleanor flaunted her movie talent appearing in 1993 American crime film Rising Sun as a talk show panel member. Also, she made her appearance in Dave (1993), Independence Day (1996) and Getting Away with Murder (1996).

Eleanor Clift is also famous for proving her hefty comment on US president Donald Trump. Back in her article published on 2 September 2017, Clift mentioned that Trump voters had turned on him urging him to act like a President.

For her continuous work as an analytical media personality, Eleanor summons a commanding net worth. Reportedly, her salary as a Newsweek editor ranges in between $49k to $52k.