Keen followers of business news in America will definitely know Morgan Brennan. She is the co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Alley, a program that focuses on business news. However, not many know that this sharp and gorgeous lady once aspired to be a rockstar. Also, only a few know that she initially studied to be an archaeologist. How did a rockstar wannabe end up in the fast-paced world of journalism? All these and more will be revealed below.
Morgan Brennan’s age and background
Morgan Brennan was born on the 26th day of April. Her exact year of birth is not available but going by her educational records, she was likely born in the early 80s. Brennan grew up in New York specifically the town of Brewster; almost nothing is known about her family background. However, we do know that her parents worked in real estate; her mom is a realtor while her dad is a property developer/landlord. They taught her all they knew about the real estate market from an early age.
While growing up, Morgan Brennan aspired to become a musician. After high school, she joined Sony Music Label and commenced work on her debut album. Unfortunately, her music career did not work out and she thereafter decided to get a college education. Morgan Brennan enrolled in New York University in the year 2004. She initially studied archaeology but found that she lacked the passion for it after going on a particular dig.
She, therefore, changed her major to media studies. She did extremely well in her studies and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009. Morgan Brennan commenced her career as a student intern at Newsweek International. This was between September 2008 and January 2009. She wrote stories for both the print and online version of the magazine and also acted as a fact checker for others.
In June 2009, Morgan Brennan joined Forbes for what would be a four-year stint. During this four year stint, she worked for different divisions of Forbes Media. They include Forbes Video Network where she worked as a producer as well as anchor of the Forbes Series. The New York native also worked at Forbes Magazine, Forbes Life Magazine, and Forbes.com where she wrote stories covering the real estate market.
In March 2011, Brennan became an analyst on the Forbes show on Fox News Channel. During the show, she provided analysis on business issues including employment and health care. This particular gig lasted until November 2013. Morgan Brennan joined CNBC in December 2013. For five years, she served as a general assignment reporter and contributed finance and business news to various CNBC shows.
All of Brennan’s hard work finally paid off in April 2018 when she was made a co-anchor of Squawk Alley. Squawk Alley is a daily live show which is broadcast from the NYSE. Even though a live show can be quite challenging, Brennan has been able to hold her own.
Morgan Brennan’s salary and how much she is worth
Morgan Brennan’s net worth is still under review and not yet available. Her salary is also not public knowledge at this time. However, an average reporter in the U.S. earns anything from $600,000 to $680,000 per annum. Since Brennan is not an ordinary reporter but now a co-anchor, her salary will be significantly higher than this. Additionally, she will likely earn handsome bonuses each year. With all these, there is no doubt that she must have accumulated a good fortune.
She has a professional broker as a husband
Morgan Brennan is not only successful in her professional life but also in her personal life. She is married to a fellow goal-getter named Matt Cacciotti. Cacciotti is a professional broker, he has worked for various trading firms including MMC Trading and S+B Trading. He now has his own full-service brokerage firm known as Gold Street Trading.
It is not exactly known when Brennan and her beau commenced their relationship, but we do know that they tied the knot on the 6th of August 2011. Even though they have been married for over five years, the couple is still very much in love. Brennan regular shares pictures of her and her man together.
This journalist is a self-proclaimed foodie and she once shared a picture of an elaborate meal that her husband prepared for her on her birthday. Morgan Brennan and her husband have a daughter together, her name is not public knowledge at the moment but she was born on the 30th of March 2016.