Fifty Years of 60 Minutes

by yrnej | created - 25 Sep 2017 | updated - 25 Sep 2017 | Public

September 24, 2017 marked the beginning of the 50th year of the venerated news magazine, 60 Minutes (1968). With nearly 1,400 episodes and 108 awards, the show seems poised to run indefinitely. Oprah Winfrey is joining 60 Minutes as a special correspondent for this historic season.

Which of these news journalists who spent at least 10 years as a 60 Minutes correspondent do you remember most?

Discuss the list here

* Andy Rooney is not on this list for two reasons: #1 - on 60 Minutes he delivered commentaries, he didn't report the news and; #2 - he would probably take at least 80% of the votes were he included

1. Morley Safer

Self | 60 Minutes

Morley Safer was born on November 8, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an news anchor, known for 60 Minutes (1968).. He played himself in Morning Glory (2010) and A Man Without a Country (2012). He was married to Jane Fearer, and had a daughter, Sarah. He died on May 19, 2016 in New York ...

1968-2016

2. Mike Wallace

Self | 60 Minutes

Mike Wallace was born on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Myron Leon Wallace. He was a producer and actor, known for 60 Minutes (1968), The Big Surprise (1955) and Suspense (1949). He was married to Mary Yates, Lorraine Perigord, Buff Cobb and Norma Kaphan. He died on April 7, 2012 ...

1968-2008

3. Bill Plante

Self | Jim and Sarah Brady: A Tribute

Bill Plante was born on January 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is married to Robin Smith. He was previously married to Barbara Barnes Ortieg.

1968-1995

4. Walter Cronkite

Actor | Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Helen Lena (Fritsche) and Walter Leland Cronkite, a doctor. Throughout his early career, Cronkite worked with newspapers. During World War II, he served as a news reporter. In 1950, Cronkite became a journalist. He ...

1968-1981

5. Roger Mudd

Writer | CBS Reports

Roger Mudd was born on February 9, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Roger Harrison Mudd. He is a writer and actor, known for CBS Reports (1959), Time Machine: True Stories of the NYPD (2000) and CBS Weekend Edition (1966). He was previously married to Emma Jeanne Spears.

1968-1980

6. Charles Kuralt

Writer | CBS News Sunday Morning

Charles Kuralt was born on September 10, 1934 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) and Gauguin in Tahiti: The Search for Paradise (1967). He was married to Suzanna Baird and Sory Guthery...

1968-1979

7. Harry Reasoner

Self | ABC Evening News

Harry Reasoner was born on April 17, 1923 in Dakota City, Iowa, USA. He was married to Lois Harriett Weber and Kathleen Ann Carroll. He died on August 6, 1991 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.

1968-1970 and 1978-1991

8. Bob Schieffer

Self | Morning Glory

Bob Schieffer was born on February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas, USA as Bob Lloyd Scheiffer. He is an actor, known for Morning Glory (2010), Face the Nation (1954) and Madam Secretary (2014). He has been married to Patricia Neville Penrose Bishop since April 15, 1967. They have two children.

1973-1996

9. Ed Bradley

Self | 60 Minutes

A graduate of Thomas More Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and Cheyney State Teachers College (now Cheyney University), Ed Bradley was teaching sixth grade in the Philadelphia public school system when he accepted a dare to report the news on a local radio station; he fell in love with it...

1976-2006

10. Steve Kroft

Actor | Small Time Crooks

Steve Kroft was born on August 22, 1945 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA as Stephen Frederick Kroft. He is an actor, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), 60 Minutes (1968) and Murphy Brown (1988). He has been married to Jennet Conant since June 29, 1991. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

1989-present

11. Lesley Stahl

Actress | Eagle Eye

Lesley Stahl was born on December 16, 1941 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA as Lesley Rene Stahl. She is an actress, known for Eagle Eye (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and 60 Minutes (1968). She has been married to Aaron Latham since February 17, 1977. They have one child. She was previously...

1991-present

12. John Roberts

Self | CBS News Special Report: The Election of the Pope

John Roberts was born on November 15, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Kyra Phillips. They have two children.

1992-2005

13. Bob Simon

Self | 60 Minutes

Bob Simon was born on May 29, 1941 in Bronx, New York, USA as Robert David Simon. He was a producer, known for 60 Minutes (1968), CSI: NY (2004) and 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999). He was married to Françoise. He died on February 11, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

1996-2015

14. Scott Pelley

Self | 60 Minutes II

Scott Pelley was born on July 28, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Scott Cameron Pelley. He has been married to Jane Ruth Boone since August 20, 1983. They have two children.

2003-present

15. Lara Logan

Self | 60 Minutes

Lara Logan was born on March 29, 1971 in Durban, South Africa. She has been married to Joseph Burkett IV since October 30, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Jason Siemon.

2005-present

16. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).

2006-present



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