Rita Braver is a correspondent for CBS News.
Rita Lynn Braver, born April 1948, is married to Washington, D.C. lawyer Robert B. Barnett, born August 1946. They have a daughter, Meredith Jane Barnett, age 31.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in political science, and spent a few years at WWL-TV in New Orleans as a copy girl before joining CBS in 1972 as a producer.
From 1983 to 1993, Braver served as CBS News's chief law correspondent. She broke the story of the John Walker spy ring, as well as that of another spy, Jonathan Pollard. She also led CBS's coverage of the Iran-Contra affair.
She served as CBS's chief White House correspondent during Bill Clinton's first term, and since 1998 has been chief national correspondent for Sunday Morning.