Martha Raddatz Profile
Martha Raddatz is an American reporter and anchor working for ABC News serving as Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She joined the network in 1999.
Martha Raddatz Career
Raddatz is a reporter and correspondent who reports Nightline and World News Tonight with David Muir among others. Additionally, she is also a guest on PBS’s Washington Week and also co-anchors and fills in on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Her journalism career began at WCVB-TV, an ABC News Boston affiliate where she served as the chief correspondent. Come 1993 to 1998, she worked for National Public Radio where she enclosed the Pentagon.
In 1999, Raddatz joined ABC News and started off by serving as the station’s State Department correspondent. Her role was changed in May 2003 and started serving as the network’s senior national security correspondent. In this role, she extensively reported from Iraq and all that the Iraq battles and wars were like. Furthermore, she got a tip that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (terrorist) had been found dead and for that, she and ABC News were the first news organization in the whole world to break the news.
Raddatz did an exclusive interview with Dick Cheney on March 24, 2008, which took place in Ankara, Turkey, during the fifth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In November 2008, she was appointed to her role as the network’s Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She has also spent some time working as the moderator of the Vice-Presidential debate that took place on October 11, 2012. The debate was between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. In 2016, she also served as a moderator for the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Washington University in St. Louis.
Martha Raddatz Age
Raddatz was born on February 14, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the U.S. She is therefore 69 years old as of 2022.
Martha Raddatz Height
Raddatz stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Quick Facts About Raddatz
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Martha Raddatz Family
Information regarding Raddatz’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Martha Raddatz Husband
Raddatz is married to her third husband Tom Gjelten who is also a journalist. The couple resides in Arlington, Virginia, with Tom Gjelten. Prior to her marriage to Tom Gjelten, she was previously married to her second husband, Julius Genachowski who is a chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration. The two got married in 1991 and President Barack Obama attended the wedding ceremony. During their marriage, the two were blessed with a son by the name of Jake Genachowski.
Prior to her marriage to Julius Genachowski, she was married to her first husband, Ben Bradlee Jr. Bradlee the son of former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee and is also an award-winning editor for The Boston Globe. During their marriage, the two were blessed with a daughter by the name of Greta Bradlee.
Martha Raddatz Children
Raddatz and her husband Tom Gjelten have no children together. However, Raddatz has two children from her previous marriages, a daughter by the name of Greta Bradlee who currently works as an attorney. She also has a son by the name of Jake Genachowski, who is a coach at the Maret School and video marketer.
Jake Genachowski had also spent some time working as a softball and football coach at the Maret School and has also worked as a tour guide. Jake Genachowski has also interned at famous TV networks including 106.7 The Fan, WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., Vox, and ESPN. This was after he earned his degree in economics from Kenyon College in 2015.
Martha Raddatz Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Raddatz earns an annual salary ranging from $ 2.5 Million.
Martha Raddatz’s Net Worth
Raddatz has an estimated net worth of between $20 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a reporter, anchor, and correspondent.
Martha Raddatz Book
Raddatz has also managed to author a book by the name of ‘The Long Road Home—a Story of War and Family.’ The book is mainly about Iraq’s battles and wars and how the battles affect Iraq and the world in general. The book was also listed on The New York Times and The Washington Post bestseller lists.
Martha Raddatz Awards
Raddatz has also managed to win a ton of awards ever since he started his career in journalism. Some of the awards include;
- the George Catlett Marshall Medal in 2018
- the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) in 2012
- Fred Friendly First Amendment Award
- Four Emmy Awards
- International Urbino Press Award in 2007
- Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Journalists Association in 2005
- Overseas Press Club Award in 1996
Martha Raddatz ABC News
Raddatz is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- David Muir
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- Robin Roberts (newscaster)
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Ginger Zee
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes