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Martha Raddatz Biography

Updated On 05 Jun, 2022 Published On 11 Sep, 2018
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Facts of Martha Raddatz

Date of Birth :
Age : 71 years old
Family Name : Raddatz
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Martha Raddatz
Birth Name Martha Raddatz
Birth Place/City Idaho Falls, Idaho
Profession Reporter
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Working For Television
Net Worth Around $8-10 Million
Salary N/A
Body Measurements N/A
Hair Color Brown – Light
Eye Color Green
Weight in KG N/A
Famous for ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent
Married Yes
Married to Julius Genachowski (m. 1991–1997), Tom Gjelten
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Education University of Utah
TV Show Good Morning America Weekend Edition
Books The Long Road Home

Relationship short Statistics of Martha Raddatz

What is Martha Raddatz marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Martha Raddatz have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Martha Raddatz having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Martha Raddatz Lesbian ? No

The American reporter and correspondent Martha Raddatz work as a Chief Global Affairs for ABC News. She first joined the ABC Network as a network's State Department correspondent in 1999 and in May 2003 was promoted to Abc's senior national security correspondent. Besides reporting she has also written a book named "The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family" which became New York Best Seller.


Martha Raddatz has been married thrice in her life. As of 2018, she is residing in Arlington, Virginia with her third husband Tom Gjelten who is also a journalist by profession.

Early Life And Education Of Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz was born on February 14, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States. Her family, later on, moved to Salt Lake City.

Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz
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As for her schooling, she enrolled at the University of Utah but dropped out before graduating. Then she started working at a local station.

Martha Raddatz's Career

Martha Raddatz is professionally a reporter and correspondent who first worked with ABC News Boston as a chief correspondent. After some time, she joined the National Public Radio from 1993 to 1998 where she covered the news related to Pentagon. Then she became the system's state department journalist at ABC News and in May 2003 became ABC's senior National Security Reporter and started reporting from Iraq.

After receiving a tip about terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's location and his death, she became the first one to break this news to the world. Her associate channel ABC News got a major deal of recognition and limelight from her cover. In 2008 she was promoted to ABC's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent and has interviewed many big personalities.

Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz
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Raddatz worked as a moderator between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at the Vice Presidential debate on October 1, 2012. In 2014 The Guardian magazine said Raddatz has many deep sources inside the defense department. She interviewed at the President-elect of the United States in the 2017 episode of the series, Homeland.

Besides she has also published a book named The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family which became New York Times Bestseller. The book is about the Siege of Sadr City, Iraq, a blockage of the Shi'a district of the North Eastern Baghdad made by the US and Iraq forces. 

Martha Raddatz's Net Worth

The ABC reporter Martha Raddatz is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million by various online sources. Her major source of income is her career as a reporter and correspondent. She earns $2 million salary. Raddatz owns a house in Virginia and lives a lavish lifestyle. 

Martha Raddatz's Personal Life

Martha Raddatz has been married thrice in her life. As of 2018, she is residing in Arlington, Virginia with her third husband Tom Gjelten who is also a journalist by profession. 

She first tied the knot to biographer Ben Bradlee Jr and from her first marriage, she gave birth to a daughter named Greta Bradlee. After her divorce, she then married to politician Julius Genachowski in 1991.  

Their wedding was attended by ex-president Barack Obama since Genachowski worked under the Obama Administration. Raddatz shares a son named Jake Genachowski from her second husband.

She stands a height of 5'6" and has a well-maintained body. As for her physical appearance she has green eyes and light brown hair. She is quite active on her social media. On Instagram, she has 10.1k followers while she has a whopping 102k followers on her Twitter as of September 2018.      

Martha Raddatz Affairs

  1. Second Affair with Julius Genachowski

    Occupationally he was former head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.Together they are parents of one son.

  2. First Affair with Ben Bradlee, Jr.

    Together they were parents of one daughter. Reason behind their divorce is still unknown to media.

Martha Raddatz Married

First Marriage with Ben Bradlee Jr

Martha Raddatz was firstly married to Ben Bradlee Jr. However the exact details of her marriage and divorce are not mentioned.

Second Marriage with Julius Genachowski

Martha Raddatz married Julius Genachowski after her separation from Ben Bradlee Jr. But like her first marriage, this marriage didn't last and they divorced in 1997.

Third Marriage with Tom Gjelten

The couple married in the year 1997 and live together in Arlington, Virginia, United States. They don't have any children together.

Martha Raddatz Children

DAUGHTER : Greta Bradlee

Father: Ben Bradlee, Jr/ Martha Raddatz

Greta Bradlee is the first born child of the couple. She is the first child from Raddatz's first marriage.

SON : Jake Genachowski

Father: Julius Genachowski/ Martha Raddatz

Jake is the second born child of Martha from her second husband, Julius Genachowski.

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