Martha Raddatz | Biography

Posted On: 09 Aug, 2014

Martha Raddatz | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth February 14, 1953
Age 68 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Reporter
Husband/Spouse Julius Genachowski (div.), Ben Bradlee Jr.(div.), Tom Gjelten
Boyfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner N/A
Divorced? Yes
Married Yes
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth Around $8-10 Million
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Greta Bradlee, Jake Genachowski

Martha Raddatz was born on February 14, 1953 (her age is 61 years old) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. She was raised in Salt Lake City and attended the local school. As a kid, her parents got divorced when she was 12, and she lived with her mother till her high school days.

Preceding 1993, Martha was the boss journalist at WCVB-TV the ABC News Boston partner. From 1993 to 1998, she secured the Pentagon for National Public Radio. Then in 1999, she started her residency at ABC News as the system's State Department reporter and turned into ABC's major national safekeeping journalist in May 2003, reporting widely from Iraq. On June 8, 2006, she got a tip regarding extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been placed and encountered. This tip permitted Raddatz and ABC News to turn into the first news association on the planet to break the news soon.

In a March 24, 2008 augmented meeting with Dick Cheney directed in Ankara, Turkey on the 5th commemoration of the 2003 attack of Iraq, Martha represented an inquiry regarding popular presumption surveys demonstrating that Americans had lost certainty in the war that Cheney reacted to by saying "So?" feature she seemed shocked the reaction, and Cheney's comment incited broad feedback, including a Washington Post by previous Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards. Martha is likewise the writer of the New York Times blockbuster The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, a book about the war in Iraq.

She turns into the system's boss White House reporter for the last period of George W. Hedge organization, after the national security beat. In the January of 2007, her cellular telephone went off amid a White House press instructions with Tony Snow. Of specific diversion was her musical ring tone Chamillionaire's, "Ridin'." The press corps and Tony Snow appreciated a couple of minutes of delight. She was delegated to her existing status of ABC's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent in the November of 2008. She served as the mediator of the Vice Presidential verbal confrontation on 11th of October 2012, between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at Center College in Kentucky. The verbal confrontation was later satirizing on the show Saturday Night Live where she was alongside Kate Mckinnon.

Although her official height measurement is not provided, she is not a very tall woman. Her height is somewhere between 5 feet and 6 inches to 5 feet and 8 inches tall. Yes, she is married and for three times and has two children from her former affairs. Her first husband was Ben Bradlee, Jr, who was the Project editor at Boston Globe. With him, she had a daughter named Greta Bradlee.  After her divorce with Ben, she married second time to the head of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) under Obama Organization, Mr. Julius Genachowski. The couple had a son together, named Jake. Her third marriage was to a journalist named Tom Gjelten, with whom she is currently living in Arlington, Virginia. She has a good work experience and also a good education certificate to back up her career. She was a good student is her high school and college level. As a result, she is believed to receive good amount of salary from her work and although it isn’t exactly revealed how much her net worth is, it might be around 8- 10 million US dollars.

She is of Christian religion by birth but later changed and was into the Jewish community. We know this because it is written in her biography, which can be read on the internet. You can also know more of her by reading her articles in different sites like Wikipedia or You can also follow her on her official twitter account: She already has got more than 50 thousand followers there and has tweeted more than 2000 times till date.