Martha Raddatz Bio
Martha Raddatz is a notable American reporter currently working at ABC News. She covers international affairs as the network’s chief correspondent for Nightline, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, and other network shows. Martha has written for The New Republic in addition to her employment at ABC News, and she frequently appears on PBS’s Washington Week. Additionally, she serves as the principal replacement anchor and co-host of This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Martha Raddatz Age
Martha is 70 years old as of 2023. Raddatz celebrates her birthday on February 14 every year and was born under the sign of Aquarius. She was born on February 14, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the United States.
Martha Raddatz Height
With an average height of 5 feet 6 inches and a weight of 54 kg, Martha is a towering figure. She has blonde hair, brown eyes, and a really lovely complexion.
Martha Raddatz Family
Idaho Falls, Idaho, is where Martha was born. Later, her family shifted to Salt Lake City. We tried to learn more about her family but were unsuccessful because no such information is available in the public domain. Although she was a student at the University of Utah, she left to work at a nearby station.
Martha Raddatz Husband
Tom Gjelten, a charming journalist, is the lovely husband of Martha. In 1997, the couple exchanged vows. She has a daughter named Greta Bradlee and a son named Jake Genachowski from two prior marriages. Ben Bradlee Jr., a Pulitzer Prize–winning editor for The Boston Globe, biographer, and the son of a longtime executive editor of The Washington Post, was Martha’s first spouse.
Julius Genachowski, head of the US Federal Communications Commission during the Obama administration, was her second husband. When they were both Harvard Law School students in 1991, President Barack Obama attended Genachowski’s wedding.
Martha Raddatz ABC News
The network’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, Raddatz, contributes to Nightline, World News Tonight with David Muir and other network shows. She began her career at ABC News in 1999 as the network’s State Department correspondent. In May 2003, she was promoted to senior national security correspondent and spent a significant amount of time reporting from Iraq.
On June 8, 2006, Raddatz received word that the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been tracked down and murdered. Soon after 2:30 a.m. EST, she and ABC Story broke the story as the first news outlet in the entire world thanks to this tip.
In a lengthy interview with Dick Cheney held in Ankara, Turkey, on March 24, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Raddatz asked him a question regarding surveys indicating that Americans no longer believed the war was worth fighting. Cheney replied, “So?” Raddatz seemed surprised by the reaction, and Cheney’s statement drew considerable condemnation, including an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Mickey Edwards, a former Republican congressman, and Cheney’s acquaintance.
The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, a book about the Siege of Sadr City, Iraq, is another work by Martha that has achieved New York Times bestseller status. Late in 2017, NatGeo aired a TV miniseries based on the book. Raddatz transitioned from covering national security to serving as the network’s top White House correspondent during the final year of the George W. Bush presidency.
On January 9, 2007, Raddatz’s cell phone rang during a Tony Snow press conference at the White House. Her musical ringtone, Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’,” was particularly funny. Tony Snow and the press team shared a few amusing moments. In November 2008, Raddatz was assigned to her present role as Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC.
Martha Raddatz Salary
As a Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and another network programming, Martha receives an annual salary ranging from $93,429 to $117,963.
Martha Raddatz Net worth
As of 2023, Martha’s projected net worth is $20 million. This includes her possessions, funds, and earnings. His work as a Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC’s World News Tonight is Martha’s main source of income.