Garrett Haake is a passionate journalist working as a senior Capitol Hill Correspondent at NBC news. He is known for his hard work covering all kinds of news on Capitol Hill, from the White House and Congress to the riots and even the pandemic.
The NBC journalist has become a known face of the American News Industry as the correspondent can be seen reporting important day-to-day news of the capital, Washington D.C.
Haake was born in 1985 in Colorado, USA. He celebrates his birthday every year on April 14, making him an Aries. As of 2022, Garrett is 37 years old.
He is an American national. The details of his ethnicity and religion are still unknown.
Family and Education
In his early life, Garrett Haake resided in various places such as San Francisco, Boston, and Germany, for his father’s career in the energy industry. The correspondent has also lived in Houston, Texas, and calls himself ‘a displaced Texan’ in his Instagram bio.
Garrett’s father, David Haake, is a graduate of the University of Denver and director of IBM’s global chemical and petroleum industry. His mother’s name is Marylou Haake; her professional background remains unknown. Garrett also has two brothers named Rusty Haake and Jack Haake.
Haake’s childhood dream to become an astronaut couldn’t be met, as science and maths were not his cups of tea. While in high school, the journalist developed an interest in Journalism and therefore pursued it for his degree at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where being an active extracurricular participant, he became the sports editor for The Daily Update and Daily Campus.
His Short Career
In his senior year of college, through an alumnus, Garrett got an internship on New York’s NBC Nightly News, from where his career began. After graduating from college, he worked as a desk assistant at NBC and gradually took his career further from there.
In 2011, as one of the correspondents chosen from NBC for the 2012 Presidential decisions, he traveled for 18 months to over 30 states to cover Mitt Roney’s presidential campaign himself.
He shot the video, wrote blogs and articles, and even installed a satellite to broadcast the news to NBC throughout the campaign. He claims that the experience felt like getting a graduate degree in political science, history, and journalism, all at once.
After working outdoors for more than a year, the reporter didn’t want to work indoors, so he took a job to cover local news reports in Kansas City.
In 2017, he started to cover national news as a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, in which various major news such as Hurricane Florence and protests for George Floyd’s justice were reported.
Awards and Nominations
Haake has been nominated for the Emmys Award 5 times in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He has won 2 Emmys, one for ‘Best Story in Regularly Scheduled Newscast’ and another for the ‘Outstanding Coverage of a breaking news, for his environmental and documentary reporting in ‘Blown Away: Southern Tornadoes,’ in 2012.
Who is Garrett Haake’s Wife?
Garett Haake was married to a British Businesswoman and the then CNN White House Correspondent, Sara Murray, who he met on the tour bus of the then-presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
They started dating shortly after getting acquainted with each other as they got close during the presidential campaign. Garrett proposed to Sara on November 28, 2015, and they got married in April of 2017 in Texas.
However, their marriage didn’t last long as differences arose in their relationship, and soon after, they got divorced.
The correspondent then started dating the White House Correspondent of NewsNation, Allison Harris, in 2019. The couple got engaged in June 2021, dated for two years, and married on September 6, 2021. Allison has appeared in Haake’s Instagram posts, celebrating festivals and attending weddings.
Net Worth and Salary
The reporter has not publicly revealed his net worth but considering his experience and popularity, his salary is estimated to be $75k; however, the exact number is still known.
His net worth is approximately $1.4 million based on the calculation of his whole career, but that too is just a guess.
The journalist claims he is much taller than he appears on T.V. on his Twitter bio; his official height is 5 feet 11 inches. He has a keen interest in working out with a fit figure, so he never misses a day in the gym.
Other Interesting Facts and Trivia About Garrett Haake:
As per his Twitter bio, he is a Dallas Cowboys fan.
He has 189K followers on Twitter and 11.3k followers on Instagram.
The one-man army correspondent has a rescue dog named ‘Shiner.’
He has the line ‘This too shall pass’ tattooed on his rib cage, which was a piece of advice his mom gave him, which he applies to his life and understands the meaning deeply while growing up.
The reporter is said to have a daughter with his ex-wife, Sara Murray; however, its detail isn’t known.