Reporter is one of the most popular jobs among kids. Aside from getting popular, this job also offers a nice pay. One of the most successful reporters in the United States is named Martha Raddatz. Do you want to know about her story and how much is her net worth? This post covers everything for you.
Net Worth and Salary
According to various sources, Martha Raddatz reportedly has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She is currently considered a millionaire thanks to her fruitful career history. Having been in the media industry for so long, she has been able to collect a good amount. As a Chief Global Affairs Correspondent or ABC, she is paid $2.5 million every year. She is currently 68 years old and has accumulated a lot of money and is still earning more.
Aside from being a journalist, Martha Raddatz is also known as a publisher of a book named The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, which became a New York bestseller. From her publication, she must have gained a decent amount of money.
Martha Raddatz is enjoying her luxury life with her current husband and her two children. She and her husband have purchased a new home, which is described as a trendy one, in Arlington, Virginia in 2017. It was reported that the new home is a renovated and remodeled one that they purchased for $2.13 million. The place has a screened porch, a deck, a private rear yard, and three fireplaces. It is a three story home. According to the listing broker named Anne DiBenedetto of Washington Fine Properties, the sellers got $1.16 for the home on a half acre lot in 2006. Since then, they have almost doubled their size. Now, the place is 5,400 square feet in length and it consists of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Martha Raddatz was born in Idaho Falls, United States on February 14, 1953. She is currently 68 years old. After the death of her father, she and her older sister were moved by her mother to Salt Lake City, where she was originally from. There is not much information about her family.
Martha Raddatz attended East Lake High in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1971 she got her diploma. After graduating, she enrolled in the University of Utah even though she was unable to graduate and was dropped out to work at a local station.
- Real Name: Martha Raddatz
- Birth Date: February 14, 1953
- Age: 68 years old
- Birth Place: Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Reporter
- Region: Christianity
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Heigh: 5”6” or 186 cm
- Weight: 54 kg
- Body Measurements: 34-24-35
- Bra Size: 32A
- Waist Size: 24 inches
- Hips Size: 35 inches
- Shoe Size: 7 (U.S.)
- Hair Color: Light brown
- Eye Color: Green
- Body Type: Slim
- School: East Lake High School
- College: University of Utah
- Husband: Ben Bradlee Jr., Julius Genachowski (divorce in 1997), Tom Gjelten (married in 1997)
- Children: Greta Bradlee and Jake Genachowski
Martha Raddatz has tied a knot with three different people. In the past, she was married to an editor on the Boston Globe investigation unit who won the Pulitzer award and a son of the former Washington Post Executive editor (Benjamin C. Bradlee) named Ben Bradlee Jr. From this marriage, they have a daughter who is known as an attorney named Greta Bradlee. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last long and they decided to take separate ways.
In 1991, she got married for the second time to the one who was a chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration named Julius Genachowski. She has a son named Jake Genachowski from her husband. His son is a video marketer, a football and softball coach at the Maret School and is also a campus tour guide. Just like her first marriage, her second one also did not work out.
Now, she is married to a journalist named Tom Gjelten. Her current husband serves as region and belief correspondent of NPR. These two met for the first time at NPR and started to date since then. The lovebird is known to have no children from this marriage.
The career of Martha Raddatz started after she dropped her studies. At the time, she decided to join the local station. After many years of hardships and struggles, she managed to be the Chief Correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV. From 1993 to 1998, she covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio. A year later, she started her tenure while singing at ABS News. At first, she was hired as the State Department of the network. Then, in May 2003, she became the senior national security correspondent of ABC.
In 2006, she was informed that the terrorist named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been found and killed. This tip was her lucky thing because she was promoted and became the chief White House correspondent for the last term of the George Washington Bush administration. In 2008, the woman was positioned as the senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent of ABC. Not only that, she also served as a moderator and co-moderator.
In 2017, Martha Raddatz was the reporter to interview the new President of the United States in the episode named Imminent Risk of the Showtime series Homeland. The host is also popular as a co-anchor and primary fill-in anchor in The Week with George Stephanopoulos.
The Richest Anchors in The World
While it is true Martha Raddatz has earned a lot, she is not the richest anchor in the world. The top 20 of the richest anchors in the world include:
- Anderson Cooper ($200 million)
- Sean Hannity ($120 million)
- Diane Sawyer ($80 million)
- Matt Lauer ($60 million)
- Bill O’Reilly ($50 million)
- Brian Williams ($40 million)
- Robin Roberts ($35 million)
- George Stephanopoulos ($35 million)
- Megyn Kelly ($30 million)
- Shepard Smith ($25 million)
- Joe Scarborough ($25 million)
- Maria Bartiromo ($22 million)
- Rachel Maddow ($20 million)
- Scott Pelley ($17 million)
- Bret Baier ($16 million)
- Lawrence O’Donnell and Tucker Carlson ($16 million)
- Steve Kroft ($17 million)
- Erin Burnett ($13 million)
- David Gregory ($12 million)
- Lester Holt ($12 million)