Martha Teichner

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Martha Teichner
Martha Teichner

(1948-01-12) January 12, 1948 (age 75)
EducationWellesley College, University of Chicago
OccupationNews correspondent

Martha Teichner (pronounced [ˈtaɪʃnɚ] TAISH-ner, born January 12, 1948) is an American television news correspondent, currently working with CBS News and a frequent contributor on CBS Sunday Morning.


Teichner was born in Traverse City, Michigan, on January 12, 1948. She was raised in nearby Leelanau County, until her father died. Her family then relocated to East Grand Rapids, and graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1965.[1][2] She received her bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College in 1969 and Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Chicago.[3] She began her career at CBS News and her first report was on November 8, 1977, with Walter Cronkite sitting at the anchor desk.[4]

Teichner has been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since December 1993.[5] She has won 10 Emmy Awards and five James Beard Foundation Awards for her work.[6]

In February 2021, Teichner published a book, When Harry Met Minnie, about her friendship with a cancer patient, a fellow dog owner.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Teichner is single, never married, and resides in New York City.[8][9]


  1. ^ "East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation : Alumni : Notable Alumni". Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  2. ^ Gr, Juanita Westaby | The; Press, Rapids (2008-11-11). "CBS correspondent Martha Teichner to get East Grand Rapids alumni award". mlive. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  3. ^ Nielsen, Dan. "CBS correspondent returns to nature", Traverse City Record-Eagle, September 27, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Flood, Brian. "Martha Teichner Revisits History with 37-Year-Old Report", AdWeek, December 11, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Boedeker, Hal. "'CBS Sunday Morning' turns 40, explains nature segments", Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, January 25, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. ^ CBS News (November 4, 2018). "Martha Teichner". Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  7. ^ Deahl, Rachel (July 13, 2018). "Book Deals: Week of July 16, 2018". Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "When Harry Met Minnie | Martha Teichner | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  9. ^ Rosenfeld, Megan. "TV Preview", Washington Post, November 15, 1994. Retrieved August 16, 2019.

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