Rita Braver is a CBS News television news correspondent who is best known for her investigative reporting on White House scandals like the Iran-Contra affair.
Rita Lynn Braver grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a Jewish family. When she was a teenager, her father died.
Bettie Braver Sugar and Sharon Braver Cohen are her two sisters. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She worked as a copy girl at WWL-TV in New Orleans for a few years before moving to Washington, D.C. with her husband and joining CBS as a producer in 1972.
Rita Braver Children
She married Robert B. Barnett, a Washington, D.C. lawyer whom she met in college, on April 10, 1972.
Meredith Jane Barnett (born 1978) is their daughter; Meredith married Daniel Ross Penn in a Jewish ceremony in Washington, D.C.