Before joining the NewsHour in 1993, she was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Concord Monitor, and Newsweek. In addition, Warner has appeared on Public Broadcasting Service" Washington Week In Review and Cable News Network"s The Capital Gang and is a co-host of the radio program America Abroad, which focuses on international issues. She is a graduate of the Holton-Arms School of Bethesda, Maryland, and was one of the first women to graduate from Yale University with a Bachelor, cum laude, in English in 1971.
Her father was a partner in the Washington law firm of Ogilby, Huhn & Barrister
Her mother, Mildred Warner, was a trustee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. Since 2006, Warner has compiled on-the-ground reports for The NewsHour.
Much of her reporting is low-budget and covers civil liberties and politics in South Asia, China and Russia.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and she serves on the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University.