Scott Pelley, one of the most experienced reporters in broadcast journalism, is the anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and a correspondent for 60 Minutes, the most watched news program in America.
Few journalists have made as wide and as deep a mark on a news organization as Pelley has at CBS News. Since joining “60 Minutes” in 2004, half of all the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories reported by Pelley. In addition to his daily anchor role and leading the Network’s coverage of breaking news and stories of national and international significance, Pelley continues to provide many stories to “60 Minutes” as a full-time correspondent.
Pelley has won a record 33 Emmys, nearly all of them for his “60 Minutes” work, which has also been recognized with five Edward R. Murrow awards, three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Batons, a George Polk award, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Overseas Press Club of America, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Writers Guild of America.
Under his leadership, the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” has grown its audience for five consecutive seasons and scored the broadcast’s highest ratings in 10 years. The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” has been awarded two George Foster Peabody awards, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Batons, two George Polk awards, seven Emmys, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and a host of additional honors.
Some of Pelley’s most recent “60 Minutes” assignments include conducting the first joint interview with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) a timely report on the U.N.’s World Food Programme as it saved hundreds of thousands from famine in South Sudan and a story highlighting the efforts of the civilian “White Helmets,” who dig…