Contessa Brewer Biography
Contessa Brewer is an American freelance television journalist and actress born on March 16, 1974. She is known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and big political stories.
Contessa attended Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram, Maine where she graduated in 1992. She then attended Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism in 1996. She also received a Certificate of Contemporary Europe following her political studies in Strasbourg, France.
Contessa Brewer Age
Brewer was born on March 16, 1974, in Parsonsfield, Maine, U.S. She is 45 years old as of 2018.
Contessa Brewer Husband | Married
Brewer is married to Dan Senor with whom she has twin boys (born in 2013).
Contessa Brewer Career
In September 2003, Contessa joined MSNBC prior to which she was working for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a weekend anchor and also a general assignment reporter. From 1997 to 1999, she worked for KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, California.
She served briefly as a newsreader in spring 2005 on the Imus in the Morning radio show, which was syndicated nationally. Brewer became embroiled in a public feud with Don Imus after the New York Post published a gossip item in which she was allegedly overheard disparaging the radio personality hence her tenure was made brief.
Don replied, on-air, with his own disparaging remarks directed at her. In 2008, she appeared as the newsreader on Verdict with Dan Abrams before its cancellation. Brewer and Dan Abrams would discuss the “Winners and Losers” of the day, as well as read responses from readers. She then hosted MSNBC Live weekdays at noon, until she left on August 26, 2011.
The 76th senator of New Hampshire, Judd Gregg, a guest on It’s the Economy, hosted by Brewer and Melissa Francis, called for cuts in the federal budget in January 2010. Gregg failed to respond to Francis’ questions concerning the specific cuts he supported, and Brewer pressed him, asking “Which programs are you willing to cut? Are you willing to tell schools, no money for you?” Judd reacted by saying Brewer was “absurd”, “fundamentally dishonest”, “irresponsible” and also lacked “integrity” for her handling of interviews. He also stated, “in your introduction to me, you said that that education funding would be cut.”
Contessa was criticized by conservative blogs for a story about a man carrying an AR-15 rifle at an Obama appearance in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 17, 2009. MSNBC was then accused of editing the video to conceal the race of the man, who was black. Contessa commented, “you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs.”
She received criticism for her comments about the Times Square car bomb attempt in May 2010.
Brewer announced at the conclusion of her regular anchoring hour on MSNBC on August 26, 2011, that she would no longer be serving as an anchor for the network. She stated that she would continue hosting Caught on Camera and also filing reports for NBC news but that she would be pursuing other opportunities in the future.
She began doing fill-in anchor work for WNBC in New York City, mostly on weekends in March 2012.
Contessa Brewer CNBC
Contessa joined CNBC full-time as a correspondent and fill-in anchor in 2017. She has worked with MSNBC covering major news stories for the network including the 2016 presidential election, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, among others.
Where Is Contessa Brewer?
Contessa now works as a freelance Journalist.
Contessa Brewer’s Net Worth
The National Emmy-Award-winning journalist has acquired a quite good figure from her wide career. Her estimated net worth is not yet revealed.
Contessa Brewer Height
The anchor stands at a moderate height of 5 feet and 3 inches.