Scott Pelley Biography and Wiki
Scott Pelley is a popular American journalist and author who has been a correspondent and anchor for CBS News for more than 31 years. Previously he was a producer and reporter for WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth (1982-89), KXAS-TV Dallas/Fort Worth (1978-81), and KSEL-TV Lubbock, Texas (1975-78). However, Scott started his journalism career at the age of 15 years as a copyboy at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper.
Most importantly, his reports on the Trump administration have been recognized by journalists and media evaluators. According to Margaret Sullivan Washington Post media columnist, Scott is an example of truth-telling that has set him apart from his competitors.
Scott Pelley Age Birthday
He was born on July 28, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. Scott turns 64 years old in 2021.
Scott Pelley Height
He is a man of average stature. Scott stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx 1.65 m).
Scott Pelley Family
He was raised in Lubbock by his dad and mum. However, Scott has not mentioned any details concerning either his parents or if he has siblings.
Scott Pelley Wife | Children
He is happily married to his lovely wife named Jane Boone. The couple is blessed with a son Reece Pelley and a daughter Blair Pelley who are currently grown-ups.
Scott Pelley Education
After completing his primary education, Scott attended Coronado high school. He later proceeded further and graduated from Texas Tech University journalism school.
Scott Pelley CBS Evening News
He was appointed the anchor of the CBS Evening News on June 6, 2011, succeeding Katie Couric. For the first 9 months in the anchor chair, the program increased daily 821,000 viewers. Additionally, CBS News has enjoyed a rise in its audience for special news events. In the year 2012 after election night, many wrote, “With Scott front and center; the Eye was up to 8% from four years ago.”
The station increased its viewers every year from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, one Wednesday, the CBS network announced, “Evening News with Scott added more than 1.25 million viewers for the last four years, a whopping 21 percent jump. The show also saw audience growth for the fifth continuous season, the first time any network evening news broadcast has done that since the year 1987.”
America’s fastest-growing network evening news broadcast finished the 2015 to 2016 television season with CBS’s highest ratings in the time period in 10 years according to Nielsen’s current ratings. The CBS Evening News has grown its viewers for six consecutive seasons.
On May 30, the year 2017, it was announced that Scott was fired from the CBS Evening News, despite the broadcast setting a record with six consecutive seasons of growth. Later on, on June 6, 2016, CBS had announced, The “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY completed the season by offering the largest number of viewers in the service for CBS in 10 years.
The CBS broadcast also added the most viewers among the network evening news broadcasts. The broadcast posted its sixth continuous season of growth, a first for a network evening newscast since the 1987 advent of people meters.
Scott Pelley CBS
His CBS career started in New York City in the year 1989. Later on, he came back to Dallas to do national affairs from the CBS bureau. Scott did the 1990 to 1991 Gulf war, reporting from Baghdad and traveling with the XVIII Airborne Corps in its assault on Iraq and Kuwait.
Moreover, he was assigned to do the 1992 presidential campaigns of Ross Perot and Bill Clinton, and also reported on such major events as the year 1993 World Trade Center. Scott worked as CBS News’s Chief White House Correspondent from 1997 to 1999. That was the time, President Clinton was impeached by the United States House of Representatives.
Doing the investigation of the president, Scott broke the news that Monica Lewinsky had become a cooperating witness in the investigation conducted by the Office of Independent Counsel.
He was also first to report that President Clinton had been subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury. Later on, in 2001, he got the first interview with former President Clinton in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Scott’s other colleagues at CBS include;
Jasmine Viel – Anchor
Dr. Max Gomez – Medical correspondent
Pat Harvey – Anchor
Karen Leigh – anchor
Scott Pelley Health
At the 14th annual Breath of Life, Gala Scott was recognized with Cystic fibrosis. Scott is pictured with his wife, named Jane. Over ten years, he made thousands of people more aware of cystic fibrosis and conveying how challenging Cystic fibrosis disease is and the continued need for help.
Scott Pelley 60 Minutes
In the year 1999, Scott joined 60 Minutes II shortly after its inception. In the year 2000, he landed the first interview with a president-elect named George Bush. The following year, on the morning of September 11, Scott reported from the scene of the collapsing World Trade Center towers.
In the year 2002, he landed the only interview with President Bush on the anniversary of 9/11. In the year 2003, Scott started filing reports for 60 Minutes on Sunday. However, he finally, moved to the Sunday edition of the broadcast in 2004.
Scott Pelley Political Affiliation
He has interviewed President Barack Obama on many occasions. Some of the occasions are like during CBS Sports’ live, pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLVII and in Rome after President Obama’s first appointment with Pope Francis. Scott’s list of 60 Minutes interview subjects includes President George W. Bush and two unprecedented interviews with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
The first time in ten years that a sitting Federal Reserve Chairman allowed an interview. In addition, he leads the first broadcast interview with the Supreme Court Justice named Sonia Sotomayor. Moreover, Scott has also interviewed Justice John Paul Stevens who is the Afghan President Hamid Karzai; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and finally the former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta aboard the jet nicknamed the “Doomsday Plane.”
Scott Pelley Book
He has written a book called Truth Worth Telling that all Americans read. It is not only a well-written book but also it imparts literal examples of the basic human values and principles in the society of what means to be a responsible caring citizen in a free democracy.
However, readers believe, that Scott is a passionate American journalist who believes that without the true unfettered constitutional right to a free press, and the people’s access to news events across the Globe, allows the people of the “United States” of America a “front-row seat” to the course of events that may or may not threaten their precious freedoms.
Furthermore, he is also reminding the readers that they must be ever vigilant to safeguard their democratic right to freedom of speech and to use that “speech” judiciously…and above all, take the time to check the facts! If they differ in your OPINION, that’s okay, that’s the heart of WHAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ALL ABOUT folks. They must be ever vigilant to safeguard their RIGHT to an honest, informative, unbiased, FREE PRESS!
Scott Pelley Salary
He is a CBS correspondent, he earns a decent salary as a journalist and author. Scott’s average salary is $99, 119 per year.
Scott Pelley Net Worth
He is a CBS News reporter and an anchor. He has accumulated a decent fortune over the years of his work. Scott’s estimated net worth is $999,113.