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 13U.S. to Dispatch Search Teams, Emergency Supplies to Haiti
Early Wednesday morning, the U.S. government planned to take an aerial assessment of the damage in Haiti's earthquake zone near the capital Port-au-Prince and send search and rescue teams, along with food, water and temporary shelters. Assistant Secretary of State…
Nation Dec 31Year of Reporting Trips Revolves Around Afghanistan
In a year that took me from the NewsHour studio to trouble spots abroad, the most searing impressions come from two trips to Afghanistan. The first trip was for three-plus weeks in February and March, to take stock of the…
Nation Sep 11Reporter’s Notebook: Newsrooms Grapple With Keeping Overseas Reporting Afloat
How do news organizations maintain quality international coverage in the digital age while cutbacks hang over their heads? The NewsHour's Margaret Warner participated in a Council on Foreign Relations conference delving into the matter.
Nation Sep 09Reporter’s Notebook: Challenges of Reporting From Closed Societies
Margaret Warner describes her experiences reporting from Iran and the challenges of storytelling in closed societies. She will participate in a Council on Foreign Relations conference on sustaining overseas reporting in the digital age this week.
World Jun 24Reporter’s Notebook: Moscow’s Skyline and People Transform
After returning to Moscow for the first time in 18 years, NewsHour senior correspondent Margaret Warner has been observing the "overwhelming" changes in the city from a key vantage point at the Kremlin.