Margaret Warner

Inside Biography

Margaret Garrard Warner acts as a senior correspondent for The PBS NewsHour. Previously, she worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Concord Monitor, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Furthermore, Garrard also appeared on PBS' Washington Week In Review.

Early Life

Margaret Garrard Warner was born on 12th February 1950 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She is the daughter of Mildred Warner of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Brainard Henry Warner III.

Margaret Warner's father was one of the partners in the Washington law firm of the Ogilby, Huhn, and Barr. Her mother was one of the trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington.

Warner's great-grandfather was the founder of the Washington Loan and Trust Company. Later on, the company was consolidated into the Riggs National Bank.

Margaret Warner completed her graduation from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. She is also one of the women to complete graduation from Yale University with a BA, c u m laude in the year 1971 in English.

Margaret Warner holds an American nationality and falls under the White ethnicity group.


Margaret Warner joined The News Hour as a reporter since 2006.  She mostly covers civil liberties as well as politics in South Asia, Russia and also China. Her reporting is usually low-budget.

Warner is one of the members of the Council on Foreign Relations and also one of the trustees of the Virginia Foundation for the Independent Colleges. She also works at Yale University, on the President Council on  International Activities. 

Awards And Achievements 

In 1990, Margaret Warner was the runner-up for the National Press Club 190 Edwin M. Hood award. The award was for her diplomatic coverage for Newsweek.

Margaret Warner has won many awards during till date. In 2008, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the turmoil in Pakistan. In the same year, she also won an Edward Weintal Prize. 

She Possesses $1 Million As Her Net Worth

Margaret Warner's net worth is $1 million, according to some reliable online sources, in 2019. Warner mainly makes money through her work in many well-known networks. He currently works for The PBS NewsHour and is paid over $74.5k as an annual salary. 

Margaret has a house in Washington, DC. 

Married, Husband, And Children  

Margaret Warner's current relationship status is single. But, she was married to John R. Reilly. Her late spouse was the former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The couple got married in 1986.

But unfortunately, her husband died in October 2008. He died due to Abdominal cancer on 12th October 2008 at the age of 80. Despite their decade long marriage, the couple did not share any child. 

Following her spouse's demise, Margaret has been leading a single life. As of now, the 69-year-old correspondent resides in Washington, DC with her family. 

by Bchrome, 03 Apr, 2017

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