Topic: Investigative Reporting
Multiple award-winning “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will receive Arizona State University’s 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Pelley is also a correspondent on “60 Minutes,” where he recently reported from Iraq on the front lines in the battle against ISIS; covered the Paris terrorist attacks; and uncovered critical lapses in the U.S. security clearance process. He has interviewed world leaders, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He also conducted the only interview with one of the U.S. Navy SEALs who helped kill Osama bin Laden. Pelley’s prestigious awards include the George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, five Emmys and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. “No one today better represents the legacy of Walter Cronkite – and his values of accuracy, objectivity and integrity – than Scott Pelley,” said Cronkite School Dean and University Vice Provost Christopher Callahan.
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