Rita Braver

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Television News Correspondent, (1948)
Fri Apr 29 2022
By   Sarthak

Relationship Timeline Of Rita Braver

Husband : Robert Barnett
Robert Barnett Married To Robert Barnett

If you have patience and persistence, then nothing can stop you from achieving your dream. We have seen people getting success with their hard work and patience in a particular field. And today we will discuss the 71-year-old American television news correspondent, Rita Braver who is currently working with the CBS News. She has won nine national Emmy Awards, with the Joan Barone Award and the Star award.

Who is Rita Braver?

Rita Lynn Braver was born on April 12, 1948, in the United States. Braver was born to a Jewish family, and she grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland with two sisters. Talking about her education, Braver graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science.

Rita Braver, American television news correspondent
Image: Rita Braver, American television news correspondent

She began her career at WWL-TV in New Orleans as a copy girl. Later, she joined CBS as a producer with her husband, Robert Barnett. Since 1998, she has been the chief national correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning. Tony Dokoupil also worked previously at CBS Sunday Morning contributor.

Personal Life

Talking about Rita Braver's personal life, she is a married woman. She has been married for over 47 years with her husband. She enjoys a beautiful married life and motherhood.

Who is Rita Braver's Husband?

On April 10, 1972, Rita Braver married Robert B. Barnett, an American lawyer who is a partner at the law firm Williams & Connolly. So how did they meet? Rita and her spouse met during their college years and began dating each other.

Rita Braver and her husband Robert Barnett; Know about their married life
Image: Rita Braver and her husband, Robert Barnett

Rita's husband, Robert graduated with a law degree from the University of Chicago where he was comment editor for the University of Chicago Law Review.

As of 2019, Braver and Barnett have been married for over 47 years. But do you know when he first asked Braver to be his wife, she politely declined? But, Barnett was very much into her and was crushed when she rejected him.

Rita Braver and her husband, Robert Barnett
Image: Rita Braver and her husband, Robert Barnett

Shortly after their marriage, Rita and her husband moved to Washington, D.C after Barnett was offered a Supreme Court clerkship.


How many children do Rita and her husband Robert share? Well, the longtime husband-wife duo has only a child. After six of martial solidarity, they welcomed their daughter Meredith Jane Barnett in 1978. She married Dr. Daniel Ross Penn in a Jewish ceremony in Washington D.C.

Rita Braver with her daughter
Image: Rita Braver with her daughter

Rita's daughter, Meredith is the founder and chief executive of StoreAdore.com, an Internet guide to boutiques and specialty stores around the country.

Net Worth

The national correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, Miss Rita Braver has a net worth of $3 million as of 2019. As a national correspondent for the network, she has undoubtedly amassed a marvelous fortune. Well, Kristen Welker, a correspondent for the Government of America, also has a similar net worth.

YouTube: Mother's day reflections from Rita Braver

She joined the CBS station in 1972 as a producer and has over four decades of professional experience. Therefore, there is no doubt that her earnings and income are higher.

How much is Rita Braver's Income?

Rita Braver hasn't revealed her actual salary in the media nor the public. But, she might earn annual earnings of over $170,000. The average salaries for CBS reporters and correspondent can range from $67,000-$210,000. Hence, Braver also might have similar yearly income.

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