A highly industrious and intelligent woman, Sara Murray is an American journalist who is known for her impressive news reporting style. Over the course of her career, she has worked with top media houses, covering topical issues and becoming one of the well-known faces on TV in the USA. Over the years, she has won over many fans who are great admirers of her work in the media as a political correspondent.
Sara Murray covered the 2016 presidential election in the United States of America for CNN, winning the admiration of many CNN fans. Her style of reporting which has been described as ‘refreshing’ by many, got people attracted to her work and her popularity soared. She now serves as a White House correspondent for CNN.
Sara Murray’s Childhood and Education
Sara Murray was born on the 31st of March in 1985. The journalist was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, a city in Michigan, USA. Details about her parents’ identities and what they do for a living have not been revealed. Also, it is not known if she has any siblings with whom she spent her early days growing up in Mount Pleasant.
Very little is known about her childhood days. This is mainly because she has not spoken much about her family and background as well as what she did as a little girl. However, according to some reports, she was a lively girl growing up and had dreams of becoming a reporter in high school.
Sara Murray attended the University of Maryland, a public research university located in College Park, Maryland. She kick-started her journalism career soon after her graduation and has since gone on to make a name for herself in that field.
Her Big Leap to CNN a Few Years After Graduation From College
After she had graduated from the university, Sara Murray kick-started her career as a journalist when she moved to New York City and landed a job at the Wall Street Journal, a popular American business-focused international daily newspaper based in New York City.
In 2015, having worked with the Wall Street Journal for years, Sara Murray finally left the newspaper and joined Cable News Network (CNN), a popular American news-based television channel. She was employed by CNN to cover emerging and topical political matters mainly within the expansive Republican field.
Sara now works with CNN as a White House correspondent and has become very vocal in her criticism of the government. The journalist has been assigned by the news network to principally cover the Russia investigation as it unfolds. She also works alongside CNN’s Justice Department team.
Her Notable Journalism Career Moments
— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) October 17, 2013
While with the Wall Street Journal, Sara covered several buzzing stories for the newspaper. She covered the 2008 financial crisis for the media outfit and also covered Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, turning in report after report on new developments. She was very effective in doing this because her reports shed light on the inner workings of Mitt’s campaign’s high command.
Other popular works attributed to Sara Murray at the renowned publishing firm include the leaked confidential conversation between Mitt Romney and his big donor during his 2012 presidential campaign. Sara also covered the US Congress’ unsuccessful attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2013, winning lots of admiration for her diligence in the field. After some time, she was promoted to work as an anchor for the Wall Street Journal’s digital network in New York.
At CNN, Sara Murray covered Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign from the onset which turned out to become nothing like her previous coverage of election campaigns. Unlike her previous experiences where the press dines and wine with the presidential aspirants in the same bus, plane, and hotel, Trump traveled separately in his own gold-plated plane, flew into events, and then flew home to New York at night. This, coupled with the fact that he worked with unknown folks from his company made it hard for her to get sources.
Apart from the stress of eating junk foods and not having adequate sleep at night, the dexterous reporter was also a victim of Trump’s vicious media attacks. During his 4th of November, 2015 interview on New Day, Donald Trump called Sara Murray an unemotional, low-key, and terrible journalist. He cited that she didn’t report accurately the crowds present at the signing of his then-newly released book entitled, “Crippled America”, held at NYC’s Trump Tower the previous day because she was absolutely terrible and never flipped the cameras to show the lines. This prompted several noted media personalities including Sara’s colleague, Christopher Cuomo, and former Fox News anchor, Megan Kelly to come to her defense.
Sara’s vocal criticism of Donald Trump once got her into trouble with Trump’s supporters. On the 17th of January 2017, Sara Murray revealed that Trump had made a controversial statement that crossed one of the limits of political speech. Her claims angered many Trump supporters and some of them decided to punish her by keying her car and even cutting her truck cables. However, this has not deterred her from her journalism work and she vowed to keep doing what she loves doing.
At the moment, Sara Murray continues to work with CNN and has grown through the ranks to become one of the network’s well-known figures.
Sara’s Loving Marital Life
Sara Murray is not just a news reporter, she is also a happily married woman who is living the life of her dreams. Sara is married to a man identified as Garrett Haake, who is also a reporter, working as an MSNBC correspondent.
According to reports, the couple first met in 2011 on Mitt Romney’s campaign tour bus. They soon started dating and Garrett proposed to Sara in 2015. They finally tied the knot as husband and wife on April 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. It has not been reported if they have welcomed any children together since they got married.
Her Emmy-Award Winning Husband’s Academic Records
Sara Murray’s husband, Garrett Haake was born on the 14th of April, 1985. He had his basic education from Klein High School, Klein, Texas. Following his completion of high school in 2003, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University: Meadows School of the Arts, situated in University Park, Texas to study journalism the same year. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Journalism in 2007.
His Career Achievements
Garrett Haake got his journalism career to a get-go in 2008 as NBC Nightly News’ desk assistant. From 2009 to June 2011, he took over many responsibilities including the production of Emmy-nominated NBC Nightly News, anchoring the remote coverage of major national news, leading a graphic team, and participating in breaking news coverage. He then covered the presidential campaign embed of Mitt Romney from June 2011 to November 2012 for NBC News.
Sara Murray’s husband is currently working as a correspondent for MSNBC, Washington, District of Columbia. He joined the news station in May 2017 and has continued to work with the famous news agency to date. Prior to joining MSNBC, the adept journalist worked as a general assignment reporter for KSHB-TV from February 2013 to March 2015, during which he won an Emmy Award in the category of environmental coverage. He subsequently worked at WUSA-TV as a reporter for two years before jumping ship to MSNBC in 2017.