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Martha Raddatz Biography
Martha Raddatz is an American ABC News chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Raddatz has covered national security, foreign policy and politics for decades. Together with David Muir she reports for ABC’s World News Tonight , Nightline, and other network broadcasts. Apart from being a reporter for ABC News, Raddatz has written for The New Republic and is a frequent guest on PBS’s Washington Week.
Martha is also an author of “The Long Road Home a Story of War and Family,” a book which a story about a battle in Iraq that made both The New York Times and The Washington Post Bestseller lists. The Book is Described by The Washington as “a masterpiece of literary non-fiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it.”
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She was born on February 14, 1953 in Idah Falls, Idaho. She is 66 years old as of 2019.
Martha Raddatz Height
Martha stands at a height of 165cm.
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Raddatz was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her family later moved to Salt Lake City. There is no information about her parents names and her siblings.
Martha Raddatz Education
She attended the University of Utah but later she decided to droppe out to work at a local station.
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Raddatz was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV. Raddatz covered the Pentagon for National Public Radio From 1993 to 1998.
Raddatz started her tenure at ABC News in 1999 as the network’s State Department correspondent and became ABC’s senior national security correspondent in May 2003, reporting extensively from Iraq. Martha received a tip that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been located and killed on June 8, 2006. This tip made Raddatz and ABC News to become the first news organization in the world to break the news shortly after 2:30 a.m. EST.
In a March 24, 2008, extended interview with Dick Cheney which was conducted in Ankara, Turkey, on the fifth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Raddatz presented a question about public opinion polls showing that Americans had lost confidence in the war, a question to which Cheney responded by saying “So?” Raddatz appeared taken aback by the response, and Cheney’s remark prompted widespread criticism, including a Washington Post op-ed by former Republican Congressman and Cheney friend Mickey Edwards.
Martha is an author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, a book about the Siege of Sadr City, Iraq. A TV mini series based on book aired on NatGeo in late 2017.
After the national security beat, Raddatz became the network’s chief White House correspondent for the last term of the George W. Bush administration. , Raddatz’s mobile phone went off on January 9, 2007 during a White House press briefing with Tony Snow. Of particular humor was her musical ring tone Chamillionaire’s, “Ridin’.” The press corps and Tony Snow enjoyed a few moments of laughter.
Raddatz in November 2008 was appointed to her current position as ABC’s Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent.
Raddatz on October 11, 2012 she served as the moderator of the Vice-Presidential debate , between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Alongside Anderson Cooper Martha also served as co-moderator for the second presidential debate in 2016, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Washington University in St. Louis. Anderson and Raddatz were reviewed and some commentators noted their “no-nonsense approach” and “aggressive style”, though Raddatz was criticized for a challenge to one of Trump’s statements, which some journalists felt “fell outside of her mandate as moderator”.
In 2014 the Guardian said that Raddatz “is known for having well-cultivated sources inside the defense department.”
Martha appeared as a reporter interviewing the President-elect of the United States in the 2017 episode “Imminent Risk” of the Showtime series Homeland.
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Martha’s political affiliation is not public. Her official bio at ABC News, says that Martha specializes in foreign affairs. She “has covered all aspects of foreign policy for nearly 20 years – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and from conflict zones around the world.”
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Martha has an estimated Net Worth of $15-20 million dollars while her salary at ABC News is $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year.
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Martha lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her third husband, journalist Tom Gjelten. From her two previous marriages she has two children a daughter, Greta Bradlee, and a son, Jake Genachowski. Martha’s first husband was Ben Bradlee Jr., a Pulitzer prize-winning editor for The Boston Globe, biographer, and son of former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. Her second husband was Julius Genachowski, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under the Obama Administration. Their wedding which was held in 1991, President Barack Obama attended , when he and Genachowski were students at Harvard Law School.
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The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family
An Emmy Award-winning ABC White House correspondent documents a brutal two-day firefight in Sadr City, Iraq, during which eight 1st Cavalry Division soldiers were killed and numerous others were wounded, an engagement that was vigilantly monitored by their loved ones back home. 100,000 first printing.
Martha Raddatz Debate |Martha Raddatz Trump
By Abby Hamblin
October 9, 2016
And the winner of Sunday’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was… moderator and ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz?
That’s what many debate watchers were saying on social media during and directly after the second presidential debate between Trump and Clinton.
With so many wild developments unfolding before Trump and Clinton were even on stage Sunday night, no one knew what America would see when they tuned in to watch the debate. What they did see was a tough moderator making sure the presidential candidates stayed on track and faced tough questions.
Check out this exchange:
RADDATZ: “Thank you very much, we’re going to move on.”
TRUMP: “She went over a minute over, and you don’t stop her. When I go one second over it’s like—
*Raddatz interrupts Trump*
RADDATZ: “You had many answers.”
Here’s a time she kept Trump in check by making him answer a question she asked instead of avoiding it:
RADDATZ: “What do you think will happen if Aleppo falls?”
TRUMP: “I think Aleppo is a disaster humanitarian-wise.”
RADDATZ: “What do you think will happen if it falls?”
Raddatz also posed some extremely tough questions to the candidates. Here are some she asked Trump:
“If you were president, what would you do about Syria and the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo?”
“When you walked off that bus at eight fifty nine, were you a different man or did that behavior continue until just recently?”
“The FBI said that there are one hundred ten classified e-mails that were exchanged, eight of which were top-secret and that a possible hostile actors did gain access to those e-mails. You don’t call that extremely careless?”
And some big ones she posed to Clinton:
“What would you do about Syria and the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo? Isn’t it a lot like the Holocaust when the U.S. waited too long before we helped?”
“Would you introduce the threat of U.S. military force beyond the no-fly zone against the Assad regime, to back up diplomacy?”
“ Because you have asked for an increase from ten to sixty five thousand Syrian refugees. We know you want tougher vetting. That’s not a perfect system so why take the risk of having those refugees coming into the country?”
Raddatz also took several moments to tell the audience to be quiet or calm down. People watching all across the country took note of her hard work.
Martha Raddatz Election Night |Martha Raddatz Crying
Martha of ABC News sounded emotional on election night as she provided live coverage of Donald Trump’s stunning win. At a ‘Thank You’ even in Cincinnati Trump brought up the incident as he settled scores with the ‘dishonest’ media ‘This is ridiculous and untrue. Martha is tough and fair and not intimidated by anyone,’ an ABC spokesperson told DailyMail.com
Trump kicked off his ‘victory tour’ with a visit to Cincinnati in battleground Ohio. And Raddatz herself later responded to this claim two days after the election on Twitter, writing: ‘It is FICTION that I was “choked up.”‘
Martha Raddatz Religion
Martha Raddatz by birth her religion is Christianity but she changed and went into the Jewish community.
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Martha’s first husband was Ben Bradlee Jr., a Pulitzer prize-winning editor for The Boston Globe, biographer, and son of former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee.