Major Garrett CBS, Bio, Age, Teeth, Wife, Books, Height, Career, Salary and Net Worth

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Major Garrett Biography

Major Garrett is an American journalist now working as the chief White House correspondent for CBS News. As chief Washington correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

  • Age

Major Garrett was born on August 24, 1962, in San Diego, California, United States. Now, he is 61 years and he holds American nationality.

  • Education

Major Garrett graduated in 1984 from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and political science.

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  • Wife

Major Garrett has been happily married to Lara Brown since 2016. Together, they have three children. Currently, they live in Washington, D.C.

Major Garrett Career

In December 2018, Major assumed the prestigious role of CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent. In this capacity, he undertakes reporting duties across all CBS News platforms and broadcasts. Beyond his role as the chief Washington correspondent,  he also serves as the host of “The Takeout,” a weekly, multimedia interview program focusing on politics, policy, and pop culture. This engaging show can be accessed via CBS News Streaming, leading radio stations nationwide, and all major podcast platforms.

Prior to his appointment as chief Washington correspondent, Garrett held the position of CBS News chief White House correspondent from 2012 to 2018. During this tenure, Garrett delivered extensive coverage of pivotal presidential actions, including efforts to combat ISIS, manage the Ebola crisis, negotiate with Iran on nuclear matters, and address the U.S.-European response to the Ukraine-Russia standoff. On the domestic front, Garrett delved into the Obama administration’s handling of issues such as the healthcare website rollout, policy setbacks within the Veterans Administration, and the president’s initiatives in 2014 to tackle racial tensions and reform the criminal justice system. His journalistic endeavors have taken him alongside the president on international trips to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Between 2015 and 2016, Garrett embarked on a 16-month journey covering the Republican presidential campaign in meticulous detail. This comprehensive coverage included attending every GOP debate, and both major party conventions, and providing daily reporting throughout the general election. During the transitional period, Garrett was notably ahead of the curve, breaking the news on several key cabinet appointments, including Jeff Sessions as the attorney general. Throughout the Trump administration, Garrett’s journalistic pursuits encompassed every major domestic and international policy development.

Major Garrett CBS News

Before assuming the role of CBS News chief White House correspondent, Garrett’s association with CBS News was established through his partnership with the National Journal. In this capacity, he served as the chief White House correspondent and played a pivotal role in CBS News’ Campaign 2012 coverage. he co-hosted the network’s coverage of the 2011 South Carolina Republican Primary debate alongside “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, in addition to offering insightful analysis for each of the 2012 general election presidential debates.

Prior to his tenure with the National Journal, he held the position of chief White House correspondent for Fox News, where his journalism spanned eight years. During his tenure at Fox News, Garrett delivered news coverage on two presidential elections, congressional matters, the Iraq war, and various other significant news stories. His journalistic journey also included a role as a White House correspondent for CNN during the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Before his CNN tenure, Garrett held the positions of senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, with a focus on congressional affairs and reporting on the impeachment of President Clinton. Earlier in his career, Garrett worked as a reporter for The Houston Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Amarillo Globe-News.

Major Garrett Books

Garrett boasts authorship of four notable books in his repertoire:

  • “Common Cents,” penned in collaboration with former Representative Tim Penny (D-Minnesota) and published by Little, Brown in 1995.
  • “The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics,” released by St. Martin’s in 1999.
  • “The Enduring Revolution,” which debuted under the Crown Forum imprint in 2005.
  • “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride,” a work published by St. Martin’s in 2018, rounding out his literary contributions.

Major Garrett Salary

Garrett receives an annual salary ranging from $42,544 – $143,769. However, details about the exact amount of salary he earns are currently not available.

Major Garrett’s Net Worth

Major Garrett, the chief White House correspondent for CBS News has an estimated net worth of $8 million.