Margaret Brennan is a General Assignment Reporter for CNBC. She reports regularly for CNBC's primetime show "On The Money" (7-8:00 p.m. ET), as well as business day programming and also contributes to MSNBC and the Today Show. She anchors CNBC Marketwrap Updates for MSNBC (3:30, 4:30, 5:30 p.m. ET), CNBC Asia and NBC Mobile.
Brennan began her business news career at CNBC as a producer for financial news legend Louis Rukeyser. She wrote, researched and booked guests for the weekly "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" program and primetime specials. Brennan later worked as a producer on "Street Signs with Ron Insana," for which she coordinated guest bookings and produced interviews with President George W. Bush., former Secretary of State Colin Powell and others.
Before joining CNBC, Brennan interned at CNN's International Newsdesk in 2001 where she coordinated field reporters and translated Arabic language tapes from Osama bin Laden.
Margaret graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia. She received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and was named an Emmerich-Wright scholar for an outstanding thesis. Brennan also received a B.A. in Middle East Studies with a minor in Arabic language. As a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, Brennan studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.
She was awarded a 2007 George Mitchell Fellowship. In 2003, she was named one of the top journalists under the age of 30 by the NewsBios/TJFR Group.