Geoff Bennett

Meet PBS News Anchor Geoff Bennett; Bio, Age, Wife, NewsHour, Salary

Geoff Bennett Biography

Geoff Bennett (full names; Geoffrey Robinson Bennett) is PBS NewsHour co-anchor alongside Amna Nawaz as well as an NBC political contributor. He is a former chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor.

He is an Edward R. Murrow Award recipient who began his career in journalism at ABC News’ World News Tonight. He joined NewsHour in 2022 from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He has worked for NPR- beginning as an editor for Weekend Edition and later as a reporter covering Congress and the White House.

Geoff Bennett Age

Bennett is 44 years old, he was born in 1980 in New Jersey. He celebrates his birthday on April 25.

Geoff Bennett Ethnicity

Geoff is of African (Black)heritage.

Geoff Bennett Education

Geoff graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a English and was an editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper. In 2023 he established a scholarship for English and journalism majors at Morehouse College as he says more Black journalists are needed who are committed to reporting political news, hard news, and who are in this work of being dedicated truth tellers and having a fidelity to the facts.

Geoff Bennett Parents

Geoff is the son of Lynnca Robinson Bennett and Gary George Bennett Sr., of Voorhees, N.J. His father was an adjunct professor at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., teaching educational leadership, school finance and school personnel administration and is a former superintendent of the Camden County Technical Schools in Sicklerville, N.J. He died in October 2014.

His mother is a former kindergarten teacher at the Cooper’s Poynt Professional Development School in Camden, N.J. He was raised alongside his brother Gary G. Bennett, Jr. and sister Joan Ingalls.

Geoff Bennett Nationality

Bennett is an American national.

Geoff Bennett Wife

Geoff is married to his wife Beth Bennett (Carolyne Elizabeth Perry) since July 2010. They got married at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. Beth is a social scientist with the Thrift Savings Plan in Washington. She is the daughter of

She has consulted for organizations including the Behavioural Insights Team and the World Bank and is a member of the Society of Judgment and Decision Making’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as the United Nations Behavioral Insights Group. She is a former team lead at the National Institutes of Health, where she received the Director’s Merit Award for developing national strategies aimed at reducing health disparities. She has worked with public health departments in the Washington, D.C. area to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission and held positions at companies including Time Inc.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College, Perry has an S.M. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Harvard University and an M.A. in Communication (health communication concentration) with honors from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Geoff Bennett Son

Bennett and his wife Beth has a son known as Jake Bennett born on August 22, 2013.

Geoff Bennett PBS/ NewsHour

Geoff is the co-anchor of PBS NewsHour alongside Amna Nawaz. The two replaced Judy Woodruff in January 2023, after anchoring for nearly 10 years. Bennett was previously the NewsHour‘s chief Washington correspondent and weekend anchor. He joined PBS NewsHour in 2022 from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC.

As a White House correspondent, he covered the Trump and Biden administrations and earned recognition for his in-depth and exclusive reporting on the delivery delays at the U.S. Postal Service. He also covered the first Trump impeachment inquiry and the migrant family separation policy.

Previously he worked for NPR, first as an editor for Weekend Edition and later becoming a congressional and White House reporter. He also covered Capitol Hill and national politics for NY1 in New York City and more than a dozen other Time Warner-owned cable news stations after beginning his career with ABC News’ World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

Geoff Bennett MSNBC

Bennett is a political contributor for MSNBC and NBC. He is a former NBC News White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He was a regular fill-in host for anchor Katy Tur on “MSNBC Reports” when she went on maternity leave.

He has also appeared on C-SPAN, ABC, CBSN as a political analyst. He also guest-hosted C-SPAN’s Washington Journal public affairs program, and co-moderated a congressional debate in what was the nation’s top swing district.

Geoff Bennett Fraternity

Bennett is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Geoff Bennett Salary

Geoff’s annual base salary as a co-anchor of PBS NewsHour is $1.5 million.

Geoff Bennett Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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