Rita Braver Birthday, Husband, Family, Height, Net Worth, Health

By Staff Writer | Published On: 17 May, 2018
Rita Braver Birthday, Husband, Family, Height, Net Worth, Health

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1949 Nationality American
Profession Reporter Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Robert B. Barnett Ethnicity N/A
Net Worth N/A Children/Kids Meredith Barnet(Daughter)
Height N/A Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Siblings Bettie Braver Sugar(sister),Sharon Braver Cohen(sister)

Famous national correspondent of Sunday Morning, Rita Braver reports on everything from art and entertainment to politics and policy. Rita Braver for her outstanding work has been awarded several Emmy awards.

Besides her successful professional career, Rita Braver's personal life is also blessed with happiness as she has got a supportive husband and has been in a relationship for almost half a century.

Rita Braver's Bio, Career, Net Worth

Rita Braver, age 70, was born in April 1948 to a Jewish family and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. The information of her birthday is missing.

Rita Braver, who has brown hair with gray, has two sisters named Bettie Braver Sugar and Sharon Braver Cohen in her family. Due to some health issue, her father died when she was just young. Rita attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a degree in Political Science.

Rita Braver started her broadcasting career as a “copy girl" for WWL TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans.

Later on, in 1972 she grew up at CBS News joining the organization as a news desk editor. Rita spent almost eleven years as a CBS News producer and has reported for the "CBS Evening News," "48 Hours," "Face The Nation," "CBS News This Morning," "Street Stories" and "Public Eye."

Rita Braver, who stands at a tall height, has also spent a decade as CBS News' law correspondent from 1983 to 1993. There she covered Iran Contra case, including the trials of former National Security Council officials Oliver North and the drug trial of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.

She is the one who broke the story of the Walker family spy ring as well as the story of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

After that, from the year 1993 to 1997, Rita spent four years as CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent covering a broad range of domestic and foreign issues.

Braver has earned five Emmy Awards including one for coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and second for investigative reporting.

She has also received the Joan Barone Award, the Media Award of the National Association of Women Legislators and a 1998 Star award from American Women in Radio and Television. She has also been named an Outstanding Mother by the National Mother's Day Committee.

Barnett and Braver's 55 Cedar St. home (Photo: New York Post)

Being a senior correspondent and with all those honors and working experience, she might enjoy a good sum of salary from her work. However, the exact details of her net worth have not revealed yet. However, back in 2017, Rita and his husband bought a $2.52 million home in East Hampton.

Rita Braver's Personal Life

Rita Braver married to Robert B. Barnett, the Washington D.C. lawyer on 10 April 1972 in New Orleans. After their marriage, Barnett was offered a Supreme Court clerkship with Justice Byron R.White and hence, they moved to Washington D.C. The couple first met each other during their college days.

After six years of their marriage, the family of two blossomed into the complete family after they welcomed their first daughter child, Meredith Barnett in 1978. Her daughter Meredith is the founder and the chief executive in New York of, an Internet guide to boutiques and specialty stores around the country. Meredith graduated magna cum laude from Brown and received an M.B.A. from Harvard. Meredith married Daniel Penn on April 5, 2008.