Know About Martha Raddatz; Age, Husband, Book, Net Worth, Twitter

Published Date: 13 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 13 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

On her personal life, Martha Raddatz has been married three times. The award-winning journalist is the mother of a daughter and a son with her first and second husband respectively.

Martha Raddatz is an American journalist who has been associated with ABC News for more than two decades. Currently, she co-anchors This Week with George Stephanopoulos and serves as a Chief Global Affairs Correspondent of the network.

Martha Raddatz Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Martha Jean Raddatz was born on 14 February 1953 to parents Edward Dustin Raddatz and Doris Elaine Anderson. Her family moved from Idaho Falls, Idaho to Salt Lake City where she spent her childhood.

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Standing at a height of ‎5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters), she went to the University of Utah to pursue her bachelor’s degree. However, she dropped out of the University to work at a local station.

Her Career; ABC News, Book

Martha began her career as the chief correspondent at the ABC-affiliated WCVB-TV. She covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio from 1993 to 1998. In 1999, she joined ABC News as the State Department correspondent and became senior national security correspondent in 2003.


Martha Raddatz co-anchors This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News (Picture: Heavy)

As a chief Global Affairs Correspondent, Raddatz reports for programs such as World News Tonight with David Muir, and Nightline. Besides, she is the author of the New York Times bestseller book, The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family.

Salary & Net Worth

Well, the ABC News veteran has amassed the remarkable amount of net worth from the media stint. As an experienced journalist, she receives a handsome paycheck from the network.

Martha earns above an average salary of $106563 per year as the ABC correspondent.

Resides With Third Husband

The 66-year-old is a thrice-married woman. At first, she married Ben Bradlee Jr., the former reporter, and editor at The Boston Globe. Ben is the father of a daughter named Greta Bradlee from her.

After Ben, she married second husband Julius Genachowski in 1991. Julius was the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under the Obama Administration. They divorced in 1997 and shares a son named Jake Genachowski.


Martha Raddatz attends a football game with her son Jake in December 2016 (Picture: Martha’s Twitter)

Raddatz is currently married to journalist husband Tom Gjelten. Tom, aged 70 is the Religion and Belief Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) news. The couple currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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Some Interesting Facts About Martha Raddatz

  • Martha’s first husband Ben was the son of former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee.
  • Her wedding with Julius was attended by the Former American President Barack Obama in 1991.
  • Raddatz is the recipient of four Emmy awards and the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF).
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