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Scott Pelley

Scott Pelley, one of the most experienced and awarded correspondents in broadcast journalism, has been reporting stories for 60 Minutes since 2004. The 2019-'20 season will be his 16th on the broadcast.

Not many have made as wide and as deep a mark on a news organization as Pelley. In addition to his contributions as anchor of the CBS Evening News, his stories for 60 Minutes have accounted for half of all the major awards won by the broadcast since he joined it. Pelley has won a record 37 Emmys for field work, nearly all of them for 60 Minutes stories, which also have been recognized with five Edward R. Murrow awards, three George Foster Peabody awards, three 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.

Pelley is the author of a new memoir, "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."

Scott Pelley was born in San Antonio, Texas, and attended journalism school at Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Jane Boone Pelley, have a son and a daughter.

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Cast Credits

CBS Overnight News (2015)
Starring as Co-Anchor
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Scott Pelley
60 Minutes (1968)
Starring as Co-Host (102 episodes)
CBS Evening News (1963)
Starring as Host
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