If you are an avid follower of political news on CNN, then chances are that you have stumbled on the beautiful face Brianna Keilar. In another parlance she could pass for a model, but don’t be fooled she is more than a cute face, she has got brains and wit in equal measure. Let’s find out more in this interesting article
Brianna Keilar Bio
Brianna Keilar is a current political correspondent and an anchor for CNN in Washington DC. Born on the 21st of September, 1980, Brianna hails from Canberra, in Australia. She was born to an Australian father Glen and an American mother Mariam. In 1982, their family moved to the United States and lived in the Orange County, California. She attended Viejo High School and graduated in 1998.
She later completed her college education when she graduated from the University of California in 2001, she also received a dual B.Sc. in Mass Communication and psychology. Brianna started working as a production assistant at the well renowned KTVU channel-2, prior to her work at KTVU she was a general reporter at KIMA-TV stationed at Washington in 2001.
Before joining CNN she worked as a correspondent at the White House Correspondent. Earlier on she worked on the CNN program Newsource in Washington. Before her gig with CNN, she worked as a CBS anchor and reporter which aired on MTV’S college network at the age of 23. At the time she joined CNN she had amassed so much experience and covered so many important stories which included the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
What has never been in question is Brianna’s stunning looks, she currently stands at around 5ft 10 and also weighs about 64 kg. Her body measurements are 35-27-36.
Brianna’s mother Mrs. Mariam Keilar passed away while she was covering the US Presidential elections. She found out that her mother had become sick just 24 hours before her demise and coincidentally this happened just when she was on her way to Kentucky for the State’s primary election. Her mother suffered and died from acute leukemia. Her mother passed away on the 17th of May 2016.
Marriage and Divorce
In 2009 Brianna Keilar got married to her long term boyfriend Dave French,a movie producer. Their marriage lasted for 7 years and during the course of their marriage, there was no scandal or rumor of infidelity hence it was a bit of a surprise when the couple got divorced later in July of 2016.
She announced that she had gotten engaged to Fernando Lujan, who was a director on the National Security Council in the White House. It was quite a shocking news that was later on revealed during CNN New Year’s Eve party in December of 2016 by Brooke Baldwin that the couple had just gotten married a day earlier, the previous evening in Las Vegas.
Everything about the event was a bit unorthodox and unconventional. From the choice of the venue, the food and down to Brianna’s outfit, they set out to have their day go their way. For starters the venue was not your usual hotel or beach side setting, they opted for an art gallery !!
Eye-catching glass sculptures by renowned artist Dale Chihuly filled the Gallery located at Aria Las Vegas. Brianna wore a sculptural, short, white dress which she originally intended for the rehearsal dinner. She initially had a more traditional gown in mind for the wedding, but after Fernando saw her in the outfit, they settled for it.
Brianna is currently CNN’s senior Washington correspondent, she oversees crucial political stories and breaking news in Washington. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she was put in-charge of covering the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and all other candidates in the Party.
Brianna also stands in for Wolf Blitzer as an anchor for the political analysis show The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
In accordance to the channel’s pay scale, an anchor earns about $40,000. Being a senior correspondent, Brianna Keilar most definitely earns more than that. Given her years on the job, her net worth is put at $2 million.