Martha Raddatz is an American reporter with ABC News. She was born on 14 February 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho in the United States. Her family later moved to Salt Lake City. She went to the University of Utah but dropped out to work at a local station. She started working at a very young age. She is now the ABC network's Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She reports for ABC's Nightline, "World News Tonight" with David Mui and other network broadcasts.
Besides working for ABC News, Martha has also written for The New Republic, and she is also a frequent guest on PBS`s Washington Week. Martha also works as a primary fill-in anchor on the program This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Before 1993, Martha was the chief correspondent at WCVB-TV which is the ABC News affiliate in Boston. Martha covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio from 1993 to 1998.
Martha began her career at ABC News in the year 1999 as the network's State Department correspondent. After some time she became ABC's senior national security correspondent in May 2003 where she reported extensively from Iraq. Martha received a tip on June 8 of 2006 that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been located and killed. This tip allowed Raddatz and ABC News to become the first news company in the world to break the news shortly after 2:30 a.m. EST.
On March 24, 2008, Martha interviewed with Dick Cheney in Ankara, Turkey, on the fifth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Martha asked him a question about public opinion polls showing that Americans had lost confidence in the war. Dick responded to the question by saying "So?" Martha appeared taken aback by his response. Dick's remark got widespread criticism all over the world, including a Washington Post op-ed by former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards.
Martha is also the author of the book called The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, which was a New York Times Bestseller. It was a book about the war in Sadr City, Iraq.
Raddatz spent a lot of time of her career covering about Iraq and Afghanistan. Even after she was appointed as White House correspondent during President George W. Bush's administration, she continued to make regular trips into war-torn Iraq. Raddatz also served alongside Anderson Cooper where she was his co-moderator for the 2016`s presidential between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis.
From all the works she has done, Martha has an estimated net worth of 15-20 million dollars, and her salary is $2 million per year.
Martha Raddatz Married To Husband
Martha has been married thrice, all to the men who are the well-known public faces. She was first married to Ben Bradlee Jr., son of the famed Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. But her married life came to an end due to personal reason.
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Secondly, Martha got married to Julius Genachowski. Julius Genachowski was the classmate of Barack Obama at Harvard University. Thus, Barack Obama had attended Martha's second wedding. However, the marrige couldn't sustain long, as the couple got divorced in the year 2007.
After her divorce with Julius, Martha got married to her third husband Tom Gjelten. Tom is also a journalist who covers the issues of religion, faith, and belief for the National Public Radio (NPR). The 66-year-old Jewish lady is happy with her present husband Tom. Hopefully, the couple never gets divorced.
Martha Raddatz Children
Martha has two children from her first two marriage. With her first husband Bradlee Jr., Martha has a beautiful daughter Greta. Greta is already a married lady and also has children. Thus, Martha is already a grandmother of her daughter's children.
Similarly, from her second marriage with Julius, Martha has a son named Jake Genachowski. Jake got married in August 2018 with his girlfriend. In her Instagram account, Martha posted a family picture of their wedding, congratulating the couple.
Martha Raddatz poses with her family on her son Jake's wedding on 5 August 2018 (Photo: Martha Raddatz's Instagram)
From her current life with her family, children, and grandchildren, Martha seems to be enjoying every moment. Hopefully, the humble and hardworking lady has a lot more happiness waiting for her in her path.