Margaret Warner

PBS NewsHour


Ms. Warner is one of five senior correspondents who join Jim Lehrer on PBS's nightly news program - the PBS NewsHour - reporting on, and interviewing, the men and women who are shaping today's world.   She is also the lead correspondent for the PBS NewsHour’s Overseas Reporting Unit, which has taken her over the past two years to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, France, Britain, Germany, China, Kenya and Iran. Her coverage of the turmoil in Pakistan won her a coveted Emmy Award in 2008.  That same year, she also earned the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting by Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, for her overseas reporting. Ms. Warner joined what was then The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1993 after a career in print journalism.  She spent a decade at Newsweek as political and campaign correspondent, White House reporter and chief diplomatic correspondent.   She was a panelist in one of the two fall election debates of the 1988 presidential campaign.  She previously reported for The Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union, and The Concord [N.H.] Monitor.  Her diplomatic coverage for Newsweek during the Gulf War made her runner-up for the National Press Club’s 1990 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Reporting.  She also shared, with a Newsweek team, the prestigious George Polk Award for coverage of terrorism, and won the Best Reporting Award from the Overseas Press Club.   A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Warner lives in Washington, D.C. She serves as a member of the Yale Corporation and is a trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.