Major Garrett was born on 24 august 1962 in California. His full name is Major Elliot Garret who was born into a middle-class family. His ethnicity is white as his parents are white and of American nationality. His parents have been supportive of him ever since he was born and have  He was inclined toward journalism since his childhood days as he watched news shows in his spare time. For his education, he went to a nearby highschool. He later got himself enrolled into the University of Missouri. He completed his graduation with a degree in Political science and Journalism in 1984.

He soon started to look for jobs and found one at US News and World Report where he was made the congressional correspondent look out for the news related to the congress party. He then went to work at the Washington Times which is a very reputed newspaper in the USA. In 2000 he left Washington Times and joined CNN as a member of the team that covered the news related to the white house. He worked there for a couple of years and then left it to work at FOX News.

In 2004 he covered the presidential election. Later he was hired as the white house correspondent at the CNN network owner he worked and was awarded the Emmy Award for outstanding news coverage. In addition to being a journalist, he is a writer as well. He has written some very good books on politics and journalism. In 2000 he debuted his first book called The Fifteen Biggest Lies in Politics in which he talked about politics in detail and also revealed some truths behind the running of any election campaign. in 2009 he was appointed as the senior White House Correspondent at the FOX News. He was given this post after his continues good work that he did with the network. A year later he was appointed by the CBS news network and he was given the same post that he held at the FOX news which was of the chilled white house correspondent.

There is not much known about his personal life. He is a married man. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Julie Kirtz in 1990. The marriage took place in a large ceremony which was attended by his families as well as his friends. Also, present were the big names from the News industry. He has since then has had very peaceful and happy married life with his wife. He has two children with his wife. Currently, he is living in New York with his family. His salary is not disclosed as of now but is expected to be among the best in the business. He is active on social media platforms as well. He posts regularly on twitter and Instagram and has a huge following on the platform. His net worth is expected to be around $20 million.