Bob Schieffer Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CBS, Salary and Net Worth

Bob Schieffer is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who is known for his moderation in the presidential debates.

Bob Schieffer Profile

Bob Schieffer is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who is known for his moderation in the presidential debates, where he has been lauded for his ability. He has been working for CBS News since 1969.

Bob Schieffer Education

Mentioning education, Schieffer graduated from North Side High School and the Christian University of Texas. He worked in the U.S. for three years.

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Bob Schieffer Career

Schieffer has worked for CBS since the year 1969. From 1976 to 1996, he worked as the anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News. From 1982 to 2015, he served as the Chief Washington Correspondent. He worked as a moderator of the Sunday public affairs show, Face the Nation, from 1991 to May 31, 2015. From March 10, 2005, to August 31, 2006, he worked as the interim weekday anchor of CBS Evening News and was one of the primary substitutes for Katie Couric and Scott Pelley.

Upon his retirement from Face the Nation, he continued to work for CBS as a contributor, making many appearances on-air and giving political commentary covering the 2016 presidential election. Schieffer is now releasing episodes of a new podcast, “Bob Schieffer’s ‘About the News’ with H. Andrew Schwartz”.

Schieffer is one of the few journalists to have covered all four big political duties in Washington: the White House, the Pentagon, the United States Department of State, and the United States Congress. His career with CBS has dealt nearly entirely with national affairs.

He has met every president of the United States since Richard Nixon, as well as several of those seeking office. Schieffer has received nearly every award in broadcasting journalism, including eight Emmys, the Overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award from the TV News Directors Association, the Edward R. Murrow Award from Murrow’s alma mater Washington State University, and in 2008 he was named a living hero by the Library of Congress.

Quick Facts About Schieffer

Age84 years old as of 2021
SpousePatricia Penrose
Net Worth$1 million – $5 Million

In 2013, Schieffer was introduced to the Hall of Fame National Academy of Arts and Sciences along with sportscaster Al Michaels, CBS Chairman, and CEO Leslie Moonves, actor Ron Howard, and writer/producer Dick Wolf. In 2015, “Face the Nation” was the highest-rated Sunday talk show for the fourth consecutive year, and in 2014, Emmy won a broadcast on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination in 2013. Schieffer also received the Walter Cronkite Award for Creativity from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in the Network Radio and Television division for a CBS Radio News commentary on “the ghost of Congress future.”

In 2005, his alma mater Texas Christian University named his journalism program in honor of him, and in 2013 he named the College of Journalists, the Bob Schieffer College of Communications. Schieffer is one of the few reporters in Washington to cover all four big beats: the Pentagon, the White House, the Congress, and the State Department. He became the chief Washington correspondent of the network in 1982 and was appointed the host and moderator of “Face the Nation” CBS News’ Sunday Public Affairs broadcast in 1991. Schieffer has been hosting the Saturday version of “CBS Evening News” for 23 years. He is also currently working as a Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy University.

In March 2005, with the retirement of Dan Rather, Schieffer served as the temporary anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” until August 2006-a a time that saw a major rise in ratings. He has met every president since Richard Nixon, as well as several of those who have been seeking office. In 2004, 2008, and 2012, Schieffer moderated three debates for the Presidential Committee on Debates.

Bob Schieffer Age

Schieffer was born Bob Lloyd Schieffer on February 25, 1937, in Austin, Texas, United States (he is 84 years old as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 25th of February every year.

Bob Schieffer Height

Schieffer stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Bob Schieffer Family

Schieffer is the son of John Emmitt Schieffer and Gladys Payne Schieffer and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the brother of diplomat Tom Schieffer and teacher, Sharon Schieffer Mayes.

Bob Schieffer Wife and children

Schieffer is married to Patricia Penrose. The couple married in 1967; they have two daughters and three granddaughters.

Bob Schieffer Salary

Being one of the top reporters for CBS, Schieffer earned an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Bob Schieffer’s Net Worth

Schieffer has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.

Bob Schieffer Books

He is the author of four books:

  • The New York Times bestsellers “Bob Schieffer’s America”
  • “This Just in”
  • “Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-winning News Broadcast”
  • “The Acting President.” 

Bob Schieffer CBS News

At CBS News Schieffer worked alongside;

  1. Jeffrey Pegues
  2. Jamie Yuccas
  3. Susan Zirinsky
  4. Mireya Villarreal
  5. Bill Whitaker
  6. Holly Williams
  7. Omar Villafranca
  8. Peter Van Sant
  9. Imtiaz Tyab
  10. Jonathan Vigliotti
  11. Tracy Smith
  12. Susan Spencer
  13. Serena Altschul
  14. David Begnaud
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