Brianna Keilar Biography

Brianna Keilar is a CNN anchor and senior political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Keilar worked for CNN in Washington as a White House correspondent, Congressional correspondent, and general assignment journalist. Still based in Washington, she worked as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource. Keilar has hosted CNN’s Right Now with Brianna Keilar since 12 November 2018.

How old is Brianna Keilar? – Age

She was born on the 21st of September 1980 in Canberra, Australia. She is 42 years as of 2022.

Where did Brianna Keilar go to school? – Education

She graduated from Mission Viejo High School in the year 1998, in her senior year she was elected homecoming queen. Keilar went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and psychology in 2001.

Brianna Keilar – Family

Miriam Allen Keilar, an American, and Glenn Keilar, an Australian, had Brianna as their first child. Brianna was born in Australia, but the family moved to Orange County, California, in 1982.

Is Brianna Keilar married? – Husband

Brianna has a husband. She married Dave French on 2 May 2009, and she married him again on 2 May 2010. Their marriage, however, did not work out. Keilar married Fernando Lujan, a director on the White House’s National Security Council, in July 2016. Brianna’s coworker Brooke Baldwin broke the news that the couple had married on 30 December 2016, in Las Vegas.


Brianna Keilar the journalist
Brianna Keilar the journalist


Brianna Keilar’s Son/Baby – Pregnancy

Keilar has only one child, Antonio, a baby boy. On June 8th, 2018, Antonio was born.

Fernando Lujan Brianna Keilar

Brianna Keilar is a well-known CNN senior Washington correspondent, but few people realize she is also a military spouse. At the end of 2016, Keilar married Lt. Col. Fernando Lujan. They met four years ago while Lujan was working at the White House’s National Security Council.

What is Keilar’s Salary?

She receives an annual estimated salary of $40,000 – $110,500.

Keilar Net Worth

Her net worth is predicted to be $8 million.

Brianna Keilar CNN Career

Keilar joins CNN as a CNN Newsource correspondent, bringing breaking news and reporting from the nation’s capital to over 800 CNN Newsource partner stations. She came to Newsource from CBS News, where she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for a CBS program on MTV’s student network, mtvU. She was also a fill-in anchor for CBS News’ nighttime show, Up to the Minute, and a freelance correspondent for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition. Keilar began her broadcasting career with the CBS station KIMA in Yakima, Washington. On KFFM’s contemporary hits station, she also co-hosted the morning drivetime show “Billy, Blue, and Brianna, too: The Morning Zoo.”
Keilar won the 2009 National Press Foundation Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout in the fall of 2008. Keilar received the 2014 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award for her coverage of the Obamacare rollout while covering the Obama White House. She covered a wide range of topics for the network as a general assignment journalist, including the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, when she was the first CNN correspondent on the scene. She delivered the graduating address for her alma mater in 2013.

In 2019, Keilar, a military spouse, started publishing a column called “Home Front,” in which she relates stories about military families and attempts to bridge the civilian-military divide.

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