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Brianna Keilar Net Worth, Salary, Parents, Kids.

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Brianna Keilar is an American news broadcaster who works for CNN. She was born on September 21, 1980, in Canberra, Australia. Keilar is the daughter of Glenn and Miriam. To date, Brianna has served in world-leading broadcasting corporations as a general assignment correspondent. Other than this, she was also employed as a White House correspondent.

Throughout her career, she has bagged several awards. This includes the Everett Mckinley Dirksen Award for reporting on the 2008 $700 billion bailouts.

In 2014, she was also recognized for her coverage of Obamacare’s rollout. Let us learn more about Brianna Keilar’s life and interests in the following paragraphs.

Who is Brianna Keilar?

Brianna Keilar is a graduate with two bachelor’s degrees in Mass Communications and Psychology. Soon after graduating, she got her first job with KIMA – TV, where she co-hosted the morning show ‘Billy, Blue and Brianna, too: The Morning Zoo.’

Later she joined CBS News, where she performed three key roles as a news producer, anchor, and reporter. While at CBS, she covered the presidential primaries in 2004.

Brianna would eventually make a move to CNN as a news correspondent. In 2007, she covered the horrific Tech shootings in Virginia where a gunman killed 32 people and injured 17 others before he committed suicide. Prior to this, Keilar got one of the most coveted journalistic opportunities.

Brianna interviewed Hillary Clinton in the first televised presidential candidate interview. Currently, she is the host of ‘CNN Right Now with Brianna Keilar.’

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Political Commentator and anchor for CNN, Brianna Keilar

Net Worth & Salary.

Keilar is a Senior Political Respondent at CNN. As of 2021, Brianna Keilar’s net worth is $8 Million. If sources are to be believed, she currently earns a salary in the region of $94,000 to $206,000 per annum.

This makes her one of the highest-paid broadcasters in CNN, given that the base average salary is at $58,432 per annum. However, because of the seniority of the position, she is projected to earn much more than this.

Husband Fernando Lujan and Kids.

Brianna Keilar is married to Fernando Lujan. The two love birds tied the knot on 30th December 2016 in Las Vegas. The couple first met in 2012 during a post-work happy hour. At the time, Brianna was desperately trying to hook Fernando up with some of her best friends. Fortunately, however, she was unsuccessful.

Come 2015, Brianna and Fernando met again. This time, Fernando invited her for a date at one of her favorite restaurants in Washington DC. That was how the couple began their journey together.

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Anchor for CNN, Brianna Keilar and her husband, Fernando Lujan

The couple has a son Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan. He was born on June 11th, 2018, which makes him two years old as we speak. Her husband, Fernando Lujan, is a military officer. He once served as the director of Afghanistan and Pakistan at the White House’s National Security Council.

Prior to meeting Fernando Lujan, Brianna Keilar was married to Dave French. They tied the knot in 2009 but were divorced two years later.


Brianna Keilar’s father, Glenn, is Australian, while her mother, Miriam, is American. Her mother passed away on 17th May 2016 while she was covering the 2016 election campaigns.

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CNN’s Brianna Keilar, her husband, and son, Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan and Teddy Lujan (stepson)

Social Media Activity

Brianna Keilar is active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. On Instagram, she has a following of 63.9K, and she uses her platform to share her personal life experiences. In one post, Brianne talked about life with her husband. She touched on their time abroad, two deployments in total, and even changed house four times.

This was all in reference to the couple’s last anniversary. On Twitter, Brianna has 310.4 K followers, and she mainly voices her political opinions on this platform.

Brianna Keilar Wiki, Biography

Full nameBrianna Keilar
Age40 years old.
Date of BirthSeptember 21st, 1988
Place of BirthCanberra, Australia.
ProfessionPolitical Respondent
Net worth$8 million
PartnerFernando Lujan
NationalityAmerican, Australian
EthnicityAmerican Australian
Zodiac SignVirgo
ParentsGlenn and Miriam

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