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Martha Raddatz is a prominent American media personality and ABC News reporter.
She serves as the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” Nightline, and other ABC broadcasts.
Raddatz has made guest appearances and served as co-anchor and fill-in anchor. Currently, she is a highly regarded and well-known reporter in the US.
Martha Raddatz’s Age
Martha Raddatz age is 69. However, she was born on February 14, 1953, in Idaho Falls, USA. After her father’s death, her mother, a resident of Salt Lake City, relocated with her and her older sister.
Little is known about her family, and the identities of her parents and siblings remain private.
She attended East Lake High in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating in 1971. Afterward, Martha enrolled in the University of Utah for higher education.
Martha Raddatz’s Career
Martha Raddatz started her professional career after graduating from university and joining a local station.
Despite challenges and obstacles, she rose to the position of Chief Correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.
From 1993 to 1998, she covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio. In 1999, she joined ABC News, initially serving as the network’s State Department correspondent.
In May 2003, Martha was promoted to senior national security correspondent, and in 2006, she broke the news of the death of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, making ABC News the first news organization in the world to report on it.
She was also promoted to chief White House correspondent for the final term of the George W. Bush administration.
In November 2008, she was appointed to her current role as ABC’s senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent and has also served as a moderator and co-moderator.
In 2017, she appeared as a reporter interviewing the President-elect of the US in the Showtime series “Homeland” episode “Imminent Risk.”
Additionally, Raddatz is known for serving as a co-anchor and primary fill-in anchor for “The Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
Martha Raddatz’s Personal Life
Martha Raddatz has been married three times. Her first wedding was to Ben Bradlee Jr, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Boston Globe investigations unit and son of former Washington Post Executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee.
However, the marriage ended in separation. In 1991, she married Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration, but that marriage also failed.
She is married to Tom Gjelten, a journalist who serves as NPR’s religion and belief correspondent.
The couple met at NPR and began dating. They do not have children together, but Martha has two children from her previous marriages: a daughter, Greta Bradlee, an attorney, and a son, Jake Genachowski, a video marketer, football and softball coach at the Maret School, and campus tour guide.
Martha Raddatz’s Net Worth
Martha Raddatz has achieved financial success with almost three decades of experience in the media industry.
Her estimated net worth is $2.5 million as per wealthyspy, and her annual salary as ABC’s Chief Global Correspondent is approximately $100,000.
At 69, she has amassed substantial wealth and continues to strive for more.
She lives a luxurious life with her husband and children and enjoys spending quality time with them.