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Scott Pelley

August 2023


Scott Pelley, one of the most experienced and awarded journalists today, has been reporting stories for 60 MINUTES since 2004. The 2023-24 season is his 20th on the broadcast. Pelley has won half of all major awards earned by 60 MINUTES during his tenure at the venerable CBS newsmagazine.


As a war correspondent, Pelley has covered Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was reporting from the World Trade Center when the North Tower collapsed. As a political reporter, Pelley has interviewed U.S. presidents from George H.W. Bush to President Biden.


Pelley has won a record 48 Emmy Awards, four Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Batons and three George Foster Peabody Awards.


From 2011 to 2017 Pelley served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS. By 2016, Pelley had added 1.5 million viewers, the longest and largest stretch of growth at the evening news since Walter Cronkite.


Pelley is the author of Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Hanover Square Press, 2019) in which he profiles people, both famous and not, who discovered the meaning of their lives during historic events of our times.


Pelley began his career in journalism at the age of 15 as copy boy at the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal newspaper. He was born in San Antonio and attended journalism school at Texas Tech University. Pelley and his wife, Jane Boone Pelley, have a son and a daughter.