One of the seasoned figures in news and journalism is the Australian-born Brianna Keilar. She has worked as a news correspondent and anchor for various networks. She did, however, enjoy a great deal of fame after leaving CNN.
She has covered some of the key national issues as a senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN, including the 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Convention, the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, and President Obama’s campaign. She also made some significant contributions to CNN’s award-winning election night coverage, which received an Emmy.
Brianna has won several major honors, including the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award and the White House Correspondents’ Association’s 2014 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award.
Brianna Keilar: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity
Hailing from Canberra, Australia, Brianna Keilar was born on 21st September 1980 as Brianna Marie Keilar. In 1982, her parents, Glenn Keilar and Miriam Allen Keilar, migrated to the United States—they established down in Orange County, California.
Sadly, her mother died due to leukemia in May 2016.
For her education, Brianna first attended Mission Viejo High School. After being a high school graduate in 1998, she got enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, in 2001, she earned with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mass Communication.
Brianna Keilar’s Marital Life: Husband & Baby
Fernando Lujan, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army, is the husband of Brianna Keilar.
The power couple’s romance began when Brianna accepted Fernando’s engagement proposal on July 4, 2016, and they later got married. On December 30, 2016, in Las Vegas, they exchanged wedding vows after a five-month engagement. The wedded couple has remained together ever since.
As Brianna became pregnant with her first child in 2018, their lives were filled with joy. Later, on June 8, 2018, they welcomed Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan into the world. In addition, Brianna and Fernando’s previous union produced Teddy Lujan, Brianna’s stepson.
The four-person family is currently based in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital.
Brianna was previously wed on May 2, 2009, to editor-producer Dave French before getting hitched to Fernando. But their union resulted in a divorce.
Brianna Keilar stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 meters) and weighs about 55 kg (121.25 lbs) (121.25 lbs).
Career In Journalism
After completing her graduation, Brianna Keilar began her career in journalism. At first, she worked as a production assistant and intern at a CNN and FOX-affiliated network named KTVU-TV. Following that, she joined KIMA-TV as a general assignment reporter in Yakima, Washington.
Afterward, she served for CBS News as a fill-in anchor for the channel’s overnight broadcast, Up to the Minute, and as CBS Evening News Weekend Edition’s freelance correspondent. Also, she reported, anchored as well as created a CBS broadcast that aired on mtvU.
Finally, in 2006, Brianna joined the CNN team as a CNN Newsource correspondent. Later, she started to deliver breaking news coverage across over 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.
Since then, she has never looked back and has constantly sought to demonstrate her abilities and aptitude in front of the world.
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