Know About Brianna Keilar; CNN, Married, Divorce, Salary, Height

Published Date: 31 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 31 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After a divorce from her first husband, Brianna Keilar moved on and got married to her second husband. The CNN journalist welcomed a baby boy after a year of her marriage.

Australia-born American journalist Brianna Keilar is one of the long-serving correspondents for CNN. She now anchors CNN Right Now, covering the breaking news around the world.

Brianna Keilar Bio; Family, Education, Height

The CNN talent was born as Brianna Marie Keilar on 21 September 1980 to parents Glenn Keilar and Miriam Allen Keilar. Her father Glen is Australian whereas her mother Miriam is American. She has a sister in her family named Kelly Keilar. Her family moved to the United States when she was 2 years old and settled in Orange County, California.

Brianna with an impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) pursued her early education from Mission Viejo High School. She then went to the University of California, Berkeley, from where she graduated in Mass Communications and Psychology at the age of 21.

Her Career; CNN, Salary

Brianna began her career as a production assistant and intern at a CNN and FOX affiliate KTVU-TV station in San Francisco. She was a general assignment reporter for the CNN and CBS affiliate, KIMA-TV in Yakima, Washington.

Later, Keilar moved to CBS, where she took various responsibilities as an anchor, reporter, and producer for its newscast. In 2006, she joined the CNN as a correspondent for CNN Newsource and later worked congressional correspondent. She was the lead reporter, covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field during the 2016 presidential campaign.


Brianna Keilar anchors CNN Right Now, the weekdays show on CNN (Picture: Brianna’s Twitter)

The veteran journalist is serving on the CNN network for more than a decade. As a CNN employee, she earns an average salary ranging from $35,338 to $132,355, which contributes her remarkable amount of net worth.

Divorced Once, Secondly Married In 2016

Brianna married Fernando Lujan on 30th December 2016 at a weekend-long New Year’s celebration in Las Vegas. The pair was engaged before six months of their nuptials during the Independence Day fireworks in July 2016.

Fernando, aged 42 is an Army Special Forces officer and a director on the National Security Council at the White House. The couple welcomed a baby boy named Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan on 8th July 2018. Fernando has an older son named Teddy Lujan from his previous relationship.


Brianna Keilar and her husband Fernando Lujan are proud parents of a son named Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan (Picture: Militaryspouse)

Before, Fernando, she was married to Dave French in May 2009. Their marriage did not last long and ended through a divorce.

Some Interesting Facts About Brianna Keilar

  • Brianna’s mother Miriam served as an elementary school teacher for more than 28 years, who died on 17th May 2016 due to leukemia at Saddleback Valley Hospital.
  • She won the National Press Foundation Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout in 2009.
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