Martha Raddatz

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Journalist (1953)
Fri Aug 07 2020
By   Manish Khanal

If you are used to watching international news channels, ABC News then, Martha Raddatz, must not be a new name to you. Martha is a ABC News chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." 

Martha Raddatz was born as Martha Jean Raddatz on February 14, 1953, in Idaho Falls. However, her family moved to Salt Lake City. Information about her parent's is not shared with the media. Martha has not shared a single word regarding her siblings. Martha Raddatz attended the University of Utah but dropped out to work at a local station.

Married Life with Tom Gjelten

Martha is a married woman. She has been married for more than two decades. Martha tied her wedding knot with Tom Gjelten in 1997. They had a private wedding ceremony. 

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Image: Martha along with her son at a event 
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At the time of her wedding, Martha was not much famous in the media. So, not much about her wedding is known to the media. Only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. 

Although The love birds have been married for more than two decades, they do not have any child to date. Tom is the Religion and Belief Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) news. 

Martha Has Been Married Thrice

Yes, It is a matter of the fact that Martha has been married three times to date. Martha is not only famous for working her career but also famous for her relationships. Her relationship history started as early as her career.

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Image: Martha along with her former husband, Julius 
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Martha was first married to Ben Bradlee Jr. in the early 1980s. Ben is a Pulitzer prize-winning editor for The Boston Globe, biographer. However, the relationship never remained the same after the marriage. The duo divorced soon after the wedding. 

Soon after the separation, Martha tied her knot with Julius Genachowski in 1991. Like that of her first marriage, this also ended in 1997. From this first two marriage, Martha has two children, a daughter, Greta Bradlee, and a son, Jake Genachowski.

Net Worth and Income

Martha Raddatz has a net worth of more than $3 Million. She has been working in the ABC News for more than three decades. She first worked at a local station in Utah and later became a chief correspondent at WCVB-TV. Lisa Sigel is another journalist with a net worth of $500,000

Martha began covering war during the Bosnia crisis in the late 1990s, but it is Iraq and Afghanistan where she has spent most of her time overseas. Raddatz embedded with U.S. forces during dozens of trips abroad.

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Image: Martha is a global affairs correspondent for ABC News
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Martha is the only television reporter allowed to fly in an F-15 fighter jet on combat missions over Afghanistan, spending nearly 10 hours in the air on two separate missions. She was part of the exclusive details on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011. 

In October 2012, Raddatz moderated the only Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, which covered domestic and foreign topics. She received the Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in political journalism with a special commendation for debate moderation.

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