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.
Margaret’s Recent Stories
World Jan 15S. Korean National Security Adviser: N. Korean Regime Faces Internal ‘Demise’ Unless It Yields to Global Pressure
// SEOUL, South Korea | After last year's lethal attacks on a South Korean warship and civilian-populated island - and with thousands of North Korea's artillery pieces and much of its million-man army just 30 miles up the road -…
Nation Jan 13Voices From South Korea: National Security, North Korea and the U.S.
South Koreans enter 2011 still smarting from two North Korean attacks last year -- on a warship in March and an island in November -- that together killed 50 of their citizens. We've been asking South Koreans how they now…
World Jan 10Observation Post Shows South Koreans’ Love/Hate Fascination with the North
Map of Odusan Unification Observatory courtesy of ROK Drop TONG-IL JEONMANGDAE, South Korea | "Look, there it is. That's North Korea," says Lee Hoon, standing with me and provincial Gov. Kim Moon-Soo on the observation platform of a huge stone…
World Jan 05Korea Dispatch: In South Korea, Business Trumps Threat of Conflict
One of the many camera counters at I-Park mall in Seoul. Photo by Larisa Epatko SEOUL, South Korea | In search of a memory card for our camera, we stumbled into the I-Park mall, a dazzling cornucopia of electronic…
World Nov 04Former Captive Ingrid Betancourt on the ‘Light We Have Inside’
Ingrid Betancourt, a French-Colombian politician, was held by Colombia’s notorious FARC rebels for more than six years. In July 2008, she was freed in a daring military rescue. We talked to her recently about the lessons she learned about…
World Sep 03A Woman’s Military Embed Guide: What to Forget – And Not Forget
BAGHDAD -- First, accept the fact that you're going to feel skuzzy from the moment you alight from the helicopter in a cloud of dust at some remote U.S. military base -- windblown, sweaty, and gritty.
World Sep 02From Security to Stolen Treasures, Warner Answers Your Questions on Iraq
BAGHDAD | We're winding up our trip in Iraq after nearly three weeks of reporting here, and we've received questions from many of you.
World Aug 30This Old Tank: U.S. Troops Rehabilitate Soviet Clunker in Iraq
MOSUL, Iraq | When the Americans arrived, they found Iraq chock-a-block with Soviet-era armaments -- tanks, guns, mortar rounds and ammunition -- left over from the days when Saddam Hussein was one of Moscow's best arms customers.
World Aug 25Notes From an Embed in Iraq: A Lesson Learned
MOSUL, Iraq | We're out in a nine-humvee convoy with Federal Police Gen. Hamid Mohsin Al-Taey, whose Baghdad-based unit has the job of weeding anti-government insurgents out of western Mosul far to the north. It's the most dangerous section of…
World Aug 24Portraits of Iraqis and Their Dreams
Iraqis' feelings about their country's future are best reflected in what they say about their own personal dreams. The younger ones appear less scarred -- their parents' and grandparents' generations seem far more so. Here's a sampling of people we've…