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Martha Raddatz is an American reporter with ABC News. She is the network’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent reporting for ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and other network broadcasts. In addition to her work for ABC News, Raddatz has written for The New Republic and is a frequent guest on PBS’s Washington Week. Raddatz is the co-anchor and primary fill-in anchor on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Martha Raddatz was born on February 14, 1953 (age 69 years) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. Her parents later moved to Salt Lake City. She attended the University of Utah but dropped out to work at a local station.
Martha Raddatz was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV prior to 1993. From 1993 to 1998, Raddatz covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio. Raddatz began her tenure at ABC News in 1999 as the network’s State Department correspondent and became ABC’s senior national security correspondent in May 2003, reporting extensively from Iraq.
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Raddatz received a tip on June 8, 2006, that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been located and killed. This tip allowed Raddatz and ABC News to become the first news organization in the world to break the news shortly after 2:30 a.m. EST. In a March 24, 2008, extended interview with Dick Cheney conducted in Ankara, Turkey, on the fifth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Raddatz posed a question about public opinion polls showing that Americans had lost confidence in the war, a question to which Cheney responded by saying “So?”
She appeared taken aback by the response, and Cheney’s remark prompted widespread criticism, including a Washington Post op-ed by former Republican Congressman and Cheney friend Mickey Edwards. Martha Raddatz is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Ro ad Home: A Story of War and Family, a book about the Siege of Sadr City, Iraq. A TV mini-series based on the book aired on NatGeo in late 2017.
After the national security beat, Martha Raddatz became the network’s chief White House correspondent for the last term of the George W. Bush administration. On January 9, 2007, Raddatz’s mobile phone went off during a White House press briefing with Tony Snow. Of particular humor was her musical ringtone, Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’.” The press corps and Tony Snow enjoyed a few moments of laughter.
Martha Raddatz was appointed to her current position as ABC’s Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent in November 2008. Raddatz served as the moderator of the Vice-Presidential debate on October 11, 2012, between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Raddatz also served alongside Anderson Cooper as co-moderator for the second presidential debate in 2016, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Washington University in St. Louis. Anderson and Raddatz were reviewed and some commentators noted their “no-nonsense approach” and “aggressive style”, though Raddatz was criticized for a challenge to one of Trump’s statements, which some journalists felt “fell outside of her mandate as moderator”.
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The Guardian said in 2014 that Martha Raddatz “is known for having well-cultivated sources inside the defense department.” Raddatz appeared as a reporter interviewing the President-elect of the United States in the 2017 episode “Imminent Risk” of the Showtime series Homeland.
Martha Raddatz is married to her third husband Tom Gjelten since 1997. Her current husband is a journalist and they reside in Arlington, Virginia. She has two children from two previous marriages: a daughter, Greta Bradlee, and a son, Jake Genachowski. Her first husband was Ben Bradlee Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor for The Boston Globe, biographer, and son of former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. Her second husband was Julius Genachowski, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration. President Barack Obama attended their wedding in 1991 when he and Genachowski were students at Harvard Law School. As of mid-2022, Martha Raddatz and her husband Tom Gjelten are still married.
Martha Raddatz net worth
How much is Martha Raddatz worth? Martha Raddatz net worth is estimated at around $20 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as an ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. Martha Raddatz’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $2 million dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential news reporters in the United States. Martha Raddatz stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.