Martha-Raddatz
Martha Raddatz | Biography

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  • Full Name Martha Raddatz
  • Occupation Journalist, Correspondent, Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Idaho, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 14, 1953
  • Age 68 Years, 9 Months
American Journalist, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News

Martha Raddatz | Biography

Co-anchor on ABC News' flagship Sunday morning talk show, 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos'

Raddatz has had three marriages. She first got married to Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Boston Globe's investigative team at that time, in 1979. After over a decade-long marriage, the couple split in 1991. Raddatz then married Julius Genachowski, a lawyer and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The two share a son named Jake Genachowski. Unfortunately, their marriage, too, couldn't sustain long. The pair split up in 1997, following a six-year-long marriage. In the same year, Raddatz married her current/third spouse, Tom Gjelten, a religion and belief journalist for National Public Radio.


Martha Raddatz is an American reporter, presently serving as the chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News.

Who is Martha Raddatz?

Martha Raddatz is a veteran face in the landscape of journalism. As of now, she is the chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News and a co-anchor of the talk show This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Before her current positions, she worked as a White House correspondent during former President George W. Bush's last term in office. Raddatz also served as the Pentagon reporter for National Public Radio (NPR) from 1993 to 1998, covering foreign policy, defense, and intelligence matters. 

Furthermore, Raddatz went on the field (war zones) to report the war in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Bosnia, and other places worldwide. She also reported the exclusive details on the invasion that assassinated Osama Bin Laden in 2011.

How Old is Martha Raddatz?

Martha Raddatz was born in Idaho, USA, on 14 February 1953. Raddatz is 68 years old as of 2021.

'This Week with George Stephanopoulos'

Raddatz serves as a co-anchor on ABC News' flagship Sunday morning talk show, This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The show presents a variety of broadcast segments, such as interviews with newsmakers, roundtable discussions, and debates on a wide range of emerging global problems. It also brings the previous week's news into context and lays the groundwork for the week ahead.

Net Worth and Salary

Raddatz's net worth has not been revealed on any reliable websites. However, according to Heralds Weekly, her salary is 2.5 million dollars annually, owing to her profession as a reporter.

Who is Martha Raddatz's Husband?

Raddatz has had three marriages. She first got married to Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Boston Globe's investigative team at that time, in 1979. She shares a daughter named Greta Bradlee Williams with Bradlee. However, their relationship couldn't last long. 

Following their split in 1991, Raddatz married Julius Genachowski, a lawyer and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The two share a son named Jake Genachowski. Unfortunately, their marriage, too, couldn't sustain long. The pair split up in 1997, following a six-year-long marriage.  

In the same year, Raddatz married her current/third spouse, Tom Gjelten, a religion and belief journalist for National Public Radio.

Gjelten recounted how the pair met in an interview with Elle in 2017. According to him, Raddatz befriended him when she started working at NPR in 1993. At the time, Gjelten was reporting the conflict in Bosnia, and Raddatz was handed her first battle zone assignment to go into Sarajevo, Bosnia. 

In the interview, Gjelten talked about how he arranged his bus ride to Martha. However, the travel did not go as expected, resulting in Raddatz passing by the front line of the war area. Notwithstanding, Raddatz made her way into the city, where she "totally chewed him out," as Gjelten put in the interview.

With time, the couple sorted things out, married, and have been together for over two decades.

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