Brianna Keilar Biography

Brianna Keilar

Quick Facts About Brianna Keilar

Celebrated Name Brianna Keilar
Age 41 Years
Nick Name Brianna
Birth Name Brianna Marie Keilar
Birth Date 1980-09-21
Gender Female
Profession Journalist

Brianna Marie Keilar, popularly known as Brianna Keilar is an Australian-born American journalist. She is best known for working as a journalist for CNN. She currently works as a senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN. She previously worked as a White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, and general assignment correspondent for CNN. She also hosted the CNN Right Now with Brianna Keilar in 2018. She is married to Fernando Lujan and has a son with him. 

She has over 51k followers on her Instagram @briannakeilar and over 242k followers on Twitter.

What is Brianna Keilar Famous For?

  • Current senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN. 
  • Former White House correspondent for CNN. 

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Where is Brianna Keilar From?

Brianna Keilar was born on 21 September 1980. Her birth name is Brianna Marie Keilar. Her birth place is in Canberra in Australia. She holds an American nationality. She was born to a father, Glenn Keilar, and a mother, Miriam Allen. She has Australian ancestry on her father's side. Her parents were stationed in Australia at the time of her birth. Her mother, Miriam Allen died on 17 May 2016. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. The family moved to the United States in 1982. The Keilars family settled in Orange County, California. 

Regarding her educational background, she attended Mission Viejo High School. After graduating from high school in 1998, she attended the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with a dual bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Psychology in 2001.

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Brianna Keilar Career

  • She worked for CBS News. She was an anchor, reporter, and producer for a CBS newscast. It aired on mtvU, MTV's college network.
  • She also worked as a fill-in anchor on CBS News' overnight newscast, Up to the Minute. 
  • She also worked as a freelance reporter for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition. 
  • She made her on-air television debut at the CBS affiliate KIMA in Yakima, Washington. 
  • She co-hosted "Billy, Blue, and Brianna, too: The Morning ZOO", the morning drivetime show on contemporary hits stations, KFFM. 
  • She joined CNN as a correspondent for CNN Newsource. 
  • She provided breaking news coverages and reports from the nation's capital for approximately 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.
  • She worked as a congressional correspondent for CNN. 
  • She was awarded the National Press Foundation Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress in 2009. She earned the award for her fall 2008 coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout. 
  • She previously worked as a White House correspondent for CNN. 
  • She was awarded the White House Correspondents' Association's Aldo Beckman Memorial Award in 2014 for her coverage of the rollout of Obamacare. 
  • She also worked as a general assignment correspondent for CNN, she covered a wide range of stories including the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. 
  • She hosted now defunct, CNN Right Now with Brianna Keilar from 2018. 
  • She currently works as a senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
  • She hosts CNN Right Now. 
  • She also writes a column "Home Front", the stories of military families. 

Brianna Keilar family

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Brianna Keilar Husband

Brianna Keilar is a married woman. She is married to Fernando Lujan. Lujan is the director of the National Security Council at the White House and a military. The couple got engaged in July 2016. They eventually tied a knot to each other on 30 December 2016. The couple has a son Antonio, born on 8 June 2018. She also has a stepson Teddy. 

Brianna's marriage to Lujan was not her first marriage. She was previously married to another man named Dave French. The couple was married together from 2009 to 2011. Their marriage did not last long.

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Brianna Keilar Height

Brianna Keilar stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She has a body weight of 55 kg. She has a slim body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Brianna Keilar Net Worth

Brian Keilar earns from her professional career as a journalist. She has been associated with CNN for a long time. For CNN, she has worked as a White House correspondent, general assignment correspondent, and congress correspondent.  She now works as a senior political correspondent and anchor for CNN in Washington, D.C. Her income comes from contracts and salaries. She is paid a handsome salary at CNN. Her contract and salary details are not available at present. She has made her fortune working in the Journalism industry. Her net worth is estimated at $8 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • Her father is Australian whereas her mother is American.
  • She was only 2 years old when her family moved to the United States in 1982.
  • She was voted homecoming queen in her senior year at high school.
  • She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • She was the first CNN correspondent on the ground at the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
  • She spoke at the commencement ceremony for her alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.