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Margaret Mary Brennan

Margaret Mary Brennan

Moderator, Face the Nation; Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News

Margaret Brennan is moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan and is CBS News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent.

Brennan has continued Face the Nation’s legacy as the United States’ premier Sunday morning public affairs program. Brennan’s interviews during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic earned the program two Emmy Award nominations: the first for outstanding news analysis and the second for coverage of the tension between the U.S. and Iran. She became the program’s moderator in February 2018 and became known for her tough but fair questioning of world leaders, politicians, and policymakers.

She joined CBS News in 2012 and has covered the State Department and White House. Brennan covered historic moments such as the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, the standoff with North Korea, the conflict in Ukraine, and the accord to transfer control of Syria's chemical weapons.

Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering global financial markets. She anchored for Bloomberg Television and was a correspondent at CNBC during the 2008 financial crisis.

Brennan serves on the board of directors for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and the North American Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002, where she earned a bachelor's degree. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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