Brianna Keilar is an Australian anchor and senior political correspondent working for CNN in the Washington D.C. She also worked as a White House correspondent as well as general assignment correspondent for CNN.

Brianna Keilar Early life and Education

Brianna was born as Brianna Marie Keilar on 21st September 1980 in Canberra, Australia. She was born to an Australian father, Glenn, and American mother, Miriam, and grew up along with her siblings in Canberra. Her family moved to the USA and settled in Orange County, California when she was two years old.

Brianna Keilar high school picture

Keilar completed her high school graduation from Mission Viejo High School and was voted for homecoming queen when she was in her senior, in 1988.

She attended the University of California, Berkeley and pursued her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Psychology in 2001.

Brianna Keilar Career

Brianna joined CBS network after completing her bachelor’s degree. She joined Newsource from CBS and worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer. She was also a freelance reporter for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition.

Later, she joined CNN as a correspondent for CNN Newsource by providing breaking news coverage and nation’s capital for approx. 80 CNN Newsource partner stations.

Brianna at CNN

Brianna earned the 2009 National Press Foundation Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout while covering Congress.

She covered a wide range of stories and was first CNN correspondent on the ground during the Virginia Tech massacre, in 2007.

Brianna Keilar Personal life

Moving toward Brianna persona life, she married twice. She married her long-term boyfriend Dave French in 2009. Dave is a freelance producer, assistant producer, and production coordinator.

The couple married in Sedona Arizona in 2009 and spent their honeymoon in Panama. The couple divorced after six years of marital relationship, in 2015.

Brianna Keilar with her ex-husband Dave French

As time passes, Keilar left her past relationship and moved on with her life. She met Fernando Lujan, Director of National Security Council Whitehouse for Afghanistan and Pakistan, in 2016 and started dating each other.

The couple engaged in July 2016 and married during CNN’s New Year’s Eve special on 31st December 2016 in Brooke Baldwin, Las Vegas. Brianna and Fernando are having a romantic relationship and seems happy together.

Brianna Keilar with her present husband Fernando Lujan

Brianna Keilar Net worth

Brianna earns the good sum of money in her career. She worked for CBS network and currently working for CNN network through which she earns a decent amount of salary. She earned wide recognition and fame covering several majors news in CNN which makes her capable to earns a decent sum of money.

According to different sources, it is found out that her monthly income is around $30,000 and approximately $360,000 as an annual salary. Her dedication and hard work will soon put her on the list of richest celebrities and highest paid anchor. As per 2017, it is estimated that her current net worth is around $9 million.