Braver, Rita

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Braver, Rita


Married Robert B. Barnett (partner in a law firm); children: Meredith. Education: University of Wisconsin, graduated.


Office—CBS News, 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.


Broadcast journalist. WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA, began career as copy person; CBS News, news desk editor at Washington bureau, beginning 1972, became producer and reporter, law correspondent, 1983-93, chief White House correspondent, 1993-97, currently senior correspondent.

Awards, Honors:

Star Award, American Women in Radio and Television, 1998; five Emmy Awards; Joan Barone Award, Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents Association; Media Award, National Association of Women Legislators.


Television Appearances; Series:

Senior correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, correspondent for Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and Verdict, and reporter for CBS Evening News, CBS News This Morning, Face the Nation, Public Eye, and Street Stories, all CBS.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Correspondent, 48 Hours: Return to Crack Street, CBS, 1989.

Reporter from Washington, DC, State of the Union: The President, the Congress & You, CBS, 1995.

Reporter, Election Night 96, CBS, 1996.

Correspondent, 1996 Democratic National Convention, CBS, 1996.

Elizabeth Glaser: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Bill Clinton: Hope, Charisma & Controversy," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.



CBS News Online,, September 10, 2008.