Brianna Keilar CNN, Spouse, Bio, Age, Pregnancy, Net Worth, First Husband, Salary and Height

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Brianna Keilar Biography

Brianna Keilar is an American television journalist currently working as a co-anchor of “CNN News Central” based out of the Washington, DC bureau. She joined CNN in November 2006. Before being promoted, she anchored CNN’s “New Day”, anchor of “CNN Right Now and CNN’s senior Washington correspondent. Before joining CNN, she served as a fill-in anchor and freelancer reporter at CBS.

Brianna Keilar Education

Keilar studied at Mission Viejo High School. She then attended and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and psychology.

Brianna Keilar Age and Birthday

How old is Brianna? Brianna is 43 years old as of 2023. She was born Brianna Marie Keilar on September 21, 1980, in Canberra, Australia. Her birthday is always celebrated on 21st September of every year. READ: Maggie Haberman

Brianna Keilar Nationality and Ethnicity

Keilar holds Australian nationality by birth and American nationality and citizenship by registration. She was born in Australia but grew up in the United States. She is of Australian-American ethnicity/heritage.

Brianna Keilar Height and Measurements

How tall is Brianna? She stands at an average height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) and maintains a body weight of 121.3 kg (55 kg). Details regarding her other measurements are currently under review.

Brianna Keilar Family | Parents | Sister

Keilar was born in Australia to an Australian father Glenn Keilar and an American mother Mirriam Allen Keilar. In 1982, when she was the age of 2 years old, her family moved to the United States where they settled in Orange County, California. Keilar has an elder sister by the name of Kelly Keilar.

Brianna Keilar Mother

Brianna is the daughter of the late mother, Mirriam Allen Keilar. Her mother Mirriam died on May 17, 2016, at Saddleback Valley Hospital with her husband Glenn by her side.

Miriam was born on June 10, 1954, in Vernal, Utah, the younger of two children. She was raised in the tiny oil lease community of Redwash until she was six. Her family moved to Vernal and then Southern California. Miriam attended Carpinteria High School. Miriam attended the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Brianna Keilar First Husband | Ex-Husband

Keilar was first married to her first husband Dave French on May 2, 2009. The couple later divorced. Details citing their divorce are currently not available. READ: Hilary Crowder

Brianna Keilar Spouse and Husband

Brianna is currently married to her husband Fernando Lujan, an active-duty Green Beret. In July 2016, she announced her engagement to her husband. The couple got married in December 2016, in Las Vegas. The couple are proud parents to a son Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan born on June 8, 2018.

Brianna Keilar Pregnancy | Pregnant

Keilar’s information about her pregnancy or if she is pregnant is currently not available. However, Keilar and her husband Fernando are proud parents of a son Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan born on June 8, 2018.

Brianna Keilar Salary

Brianna working an anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day,” earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $150,000 – $250,000.

Brianna Keilar Net Worth

Brianna Keilar is an Australian-American journalist and political correspondent who has a net worth of $8 million.

Brianna Keilar CNN | Wikipedia

Brianna Keilar currently serves as a co-anchor for the 1-4 p.m. ET segment of “CNN News Central” based in the Washington, DC bureau. Before this role, she anchored “New Day” on CNN. Her previous responsibilities included hosting “CNN Right Now,” a weekday program at 1 p.m., covering major news stories and conducting impactful interviews with key newsmakers. Throughout 2020, Keilar played a crucial role in CNN’s extensive coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, she advocated for government accountability through her regular “Roll the Tape” segments on diverse political topics and personalities. Keilar is also the author of “Home Front,” a column dedicated to addressing the military-civilian divide by focusing on military families. READ: Jordan Crowder

Before becoming an anchor in November 2018, Keilar held the position of senior Washington correspondent at CNN, where she reported on significant political, policy, and breaking news stories in the nation’s capital. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she led coverage on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field. Keilar also served as a senior White House correspondent, reporting on the Obama administration from Washington and around the globe. In this role, she covered pivotal stories, from the government shutdown to Obamacare, earning a 2014 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. During America’s Choice 2012 coverage, Keilar reported on President Obama’s campaign, the Democratic National Convention, and contributed to the network’s Emmy Award-winning election night coverage.

Her earlier roles at CNN included serving as a congressional correspondent, covering activities in both the U.S. House and Senate. For her coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout in fall 2008, Keilar received the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. Before her White House coverage, she worked as a general assignment correspondent, reporting on various stories, including the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. Keilar first joined CNN in 2006 as a correspondent for CNN Newsource, providing breaking news coverage and reporting from the nation’s capital for approximately 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.

Before her time at CNN, Keilar worked for CBS News as an anchor, reporter, and producer for a CBS newscast on mtvU, MTV’s college network. She also served as a fill-in anchor on CBS News’ overnight newscast, Up to the Minute, and worked as a freelance reporter for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition. Prior to CBS, Keilar was a general assignment reporter in Yakima, Wash., for the CNN and CBS affiliate, KIMA-TV. During this period, she also worked in radio as a morning show personality and weekend news reader. Keilar initiated her journalism career as a production assistant and intern at KTVU-TV, a CNN and FOX affiliate in San Francisco.