National Correspondent, "CBS Sunday Morning"
Rita Braver is a senior correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” where she reports on everything from arts and culture to politics and foreign policy. Her assignments include a wide variety of topics, from following candidates on the campaign trail to discerning national trends. Over the years she has reported stories on the Columbia space shuttle…
Rita Braver is a senior correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” where she reports on everything from arts and culture to politics and foreign policy. Her assignments include a wide variety of topics, from following candidates on the campaign trail to discerning national trends.
Over the years she has reported stories on the Columbia space shuttle disaster and the run up to the war in Iraq. She has traveled to Haiti to report on the U.S. effort in that country and to Kosovo to cover former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Her interview subjects include everyone from Attorney General John Ashcroft to shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.
Braver spent four years as CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent (1993 97), covering a broad range of domestic and foreign issues. She traveled the world on the White House beat, followed Bill Clinton through the 1996 Presidential campaign and served as a floor reporter at the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
Prior to that, Braver spent a decade as CBS News’ law correspondent (1983-93), reporting primarily for the “CBS Evening News.” Her beat included the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, FBI and DEA. She covered the Iran Contra case, including the trials of former National Security Council officials Oliver North and the drug trail of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. She also covered issues including abortion, civil rights and liberties, drugs, organized crime and espionage. She broke the story of the Walker family spy ring as well as the story of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
Braver has won five Emmy Awards, including one for investigative reporting and two for coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. She received the Joan Barone Award presented by the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents Association, the Media Award of the National Association of Women Legislators and a 1998 Star award from American Women in Radio and Television. She has also been named an Outstanding Mother by the National Mother’s Day Committee.
Braver grew up at CBS News, having joined the organization’s Washington bureau in 1972 as a news desk editor. She spent 11 years as a CBS News producer and has reported for the “CBS Evening News,” “48 Hours,” “Face The Nation,” “CBS News This Morning,” “Street Stories” and “Public Eye.”
Braver began her career in broadcast journalism as a “copy girl” for WWL TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans. She was graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in political science. Braver and her husband, Robert Barnett, live in Washington, D.C., and have one daughter.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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