Bob Schieffer

Journalist, TV Personality

1937 –

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Who is Bob Schieffer?

Robert Lloyd "Bob" Schieffer is an American television journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973 to 1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation since 1991. From March 2005 to August 31, 2006, Schieffer was interim weekday anchor of the CBS Evening News. As of 2011, he is one of the primary substitutes for Scott Pelley.

Schieffer is one of the few journalists to have covered all four of the major Washington national assignments: the White House, the Pentagon, United States Department of State, and United States Congress. His career with CBS has almost exclusively dealt with national politics.

On October 13, 2004, he was the moderator of the third presidential debate between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry in Tempe, Arizona. On October 15, 2008, Schieffer moderated the third presidential debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Schieffer also moderated the third debate of the presidential candidates in 2012, between President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, on October 22 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Born
Feb 25, 1937
Austin
Also known as
  • Bob Lloyd Scheiffer
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Texas Christian University
Employment
  • Reporter, KXAS-TV
  • Newscaster, CBS
  • TV Anchor, CBS
Lived in
  • Austin
  • Fort Worth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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