Natasha Bertrand

American journalist

Natasha Bertrand
Born (1992-05-12) May 12, 1992 (age 32)
Alma materVassar College
London School of Economics
Years active2014–present

Natasha Bertrand (/ˈbɜːrtrænd/;[1] born May 12, 1992) is an American journalist who is a Pentagon correspondent for CNN covering national security.[2][3][4]

Early life and career

Bertrand attended Vassar College and the London School of Economics, where she double-majored in political science and philosophy and graduated in 2014.[2][5][6]

Bertrand began her career at Business Insider as an intern in 2014 before being appointed as a political correspondent mainly covering US foreign policy and national security.[6][7] During her time at Business Insider she also reported on the Steele dossier. American journalist Erik Wemple criticised Bertrand and wrote that she gave undue credibility to the dossier.[8]

Bertrand joined The Atlantic as a staff writer in February 2018;[7] shortly thereafter, was named a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.[9][10]

Bertrand became a national security reporter for Politico in 2019. She was among the writers covering the US intelligence community and the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.[11][12][13] She was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in December 2020.[14]

Bertrand broke the story that more than 50 CIA officials signed a letter stating their opinion that emails purportedly written by Hunter Biden "had all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."[15]

Bertrand joined CNN as a White House reporter covering national security in April 2021.[3][4][16] She was promoted to Pentagon correspondent in 2023.[citation needed]

On September 27, 2023, Bertrand and her team won an Emmy for their breaking news coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[17]


  1. ^ Bertrand says her own name in a brief promotional advertisement for CNN; "I'm Natasha Bertrand at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, and this is CNN." Heard March 17, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "CNN Profiles - Natasha Bertrand - White House Reporter". CNN. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Ahmed, Mariam (April 27, 2021). "Politico's Bertrand departs for CNN". Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "We're excited to welcome Natasha Bertrand, who joins @CNN as a reporter today. She will cover the White House with a focus on national security". CNN. April 26, 2021. Retrieved February 12, 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Hertz, Larry. "Some of Vassar's Top Donors Honored At Journalists' Panel Discussion - Bernstein, Reid, Bertrand, Osnos Speak at Yale Club Event". Vassar College. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Natasha Bertrand". Business Insider. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Natasha Bertrand Joins The Atlantic". The Atlantic. January 18, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  8. ^ Wemple, Erik (February 28, 2020). "Opinion | How Politico's Natasha Bertrand bootstrapped dossier credulity into MSNBC gig". The Washington Post. eISSN 2641-9599. ISSN 0190-8286. OCLC 2269358. ProQuest 2367552190. Archived from the original (Online) on November 15, 2021. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "Natasha Bertrand". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  10. ^ "Trump tries deflecting whistleblower scandal onto Biden". MSNBC. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  11. ^ LeTourneau, Nancy (November 19, 2019). "Trump's Enablers Launch an Attack on Reporter Natasha Bertrand". Washington Monthly. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Bertrand, Natasha; Visram, Talib (November 20, 2019). "Politico's Natasha Bertrand never unplugs. You're welcome". Fast Company. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Natasha Bertrand". Politico. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  14. ^ "Natasha Bertrand". Forbes. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  15. ^ Kessler, Glenn (February 13, 2023). "The Hunter Biden laptop and claims of 'Russian disinfo'". The Washington Post.
  16. ^ "Natasha Bertrand". PBS. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  17. ^ "Winners for the News Categories of the 44th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards Announced" (PDF). The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. NATAS. Retrieved January 8, 2024.

External links

  • Natasha Bertrand on Twitter
  • Natasha Bertrand at IMDb