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Margaret Brennan
Works at Bloomberg
Attended University of Virginia
Lives in New York, NY
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TV anchor/reporter
  • Bloomberg
    TV anchor/reporter, present
  • CNBC
    Reporter, 2005 - 2008
  • CNBC
    producer, 2002 - 2005
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New York, NY
Danbury, CT - Charlottesville, VA

Margaret Brennan is the anchor of “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan," an all-encompassing weekday business program that covers the world of high finance and investing as well as the top political, economic and consumer news impacting the global marketplace. Based in New York City, Brennan brings together interviews, analysis and perspective as the U.S. trading day gains momentum.

Brennan's reporting at Bloomberg has brought her around the world for interviews with leading CEOs, investors and heads of state. She was the only American journalist anchoring from Tahrir Square in Cairo as Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 30 years in power.

After anger over the collapse of the Irish economy led to the biggest shift of political power in that country's history, she had an exclusive interview with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny during his first trip to the US. HRH Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai and Crown Prince Hamdan al Maktoum granted her their first joint interview and discussed the emirate's sovereign debt crisis.

Since coming to BTV in July of 2009, Brennan has broadcast live from Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo, London, Dublin and Davos, Switzerland. Brennan also filed special reports from London and the Gulf Coast of the US during the BP oil spill.

Brennan joined Bloomberg Television in 2009 from CNBC, where she served as a general assignment reporter and contributed to MSNBC and NBC's "Today Show" and "Nightly News". She began her business news career in 2002 as a producer for financial news legend Louis Rukeyser.

Graduating with highest distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and Middle East studies and a minor in Arabic language, Margaret Brennan was named an Emmerich-Wright Scholar for an outstanding thesis. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.

Margaret Brennan is a Whitehead Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association, serves on the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at the University College Dublin and the Junior Board of the Waterside School. She speaks Arabic.

  • University of Virginia
    foreign affairs/mideast studies, 1998 - 2002
  • Yarmouk University
    Arabic language, 2000
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich
    high school, 1994 - 1998
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