Scott Pelley Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CBS, Salary, and Net Worth

Scott Pelley is an American Emmy Award-winning news reporter/anchor and author working for CBS. He joined the station in 1989.

Scott Pelley Profile

Scott Pelley is an American Emmy Award-winning news reporter/anchor and author working for CBS. He joined the station in 1989.

Scott Pelley Career

Pelley serves at CBS as the correspondent of 60 Minutes. He held that position in the year 2004. He began as a reporter at the station. Since joining the station, he has reported many of the major news stories. He was appointed Chief White House Reporter of CBS News in the year 1997 and was assigned to the presidential campaign in the year 1992. Pelley was among the first reporters to arrive at the twin towers on September 11th. From 2011 to 2017, he worked as the host of the CBS Evening News.

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Not many have made the news organization as big and as deep a mark as Pelley. In addition to his contributions as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, his 60-minute reports have contributed to half of all the big honors he has received since he joined the broadcast.

Pelley received a record 37 Emmys for fieldwork, almost half of them for 60 Minutes reports, which were also awarded five Edward R. Murrow awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Silver Batons, a George Polk award, as well as awards from the Society of Practicing Journalists, the Overseas Press Club of America, Investigative Reporters and Publishers and the Authors Guild of America.

Pelley recently interviewed Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatta el-Sisi. His story on surgeons saving lives in hospitals bombed by the Syrian government took two Emmys in 2018, including the best report in the news journal. Other missions in the Middle East and North Africa saw Pelley commenting on conflict and drought and questioning King Abdullah II of Jordan.

In Syria, he made a touching profile of the civil defense organization known as the White Helmets, which rescues civilians from the ruins of the bombing attacks, a tale that won two Emmys. Cruel and lethal gas attacks have been the focus of two studies in the area. “A Crime Against Humanity” has drawn the attention of the world to the appalling deaths of victims, including young children, and has won DuPont, the highest honor in electronic media, and Emmy.

Quick Facts About Scott Pelley

Age64 years old as of 2021
SpouseJane Boone Pelley
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Pelley received another Emmy for his Paris article on the city’s terror attacks, which aired 60 Minutes less than 48 hours after the incident. Another shooting attack, this one at an Ohio school featuring a hero teacher, saw Pelley win two more Emmys in 2015.

60 Minutes received six Emmys that year; five of them were for Pelley’s stories, including the best press release for his news-breaker Alex Rodriguez, a controversial baseball player. When more than 800 patients became ill and 64 people died of meningitis found in their drugs, Pelley made headlines and received the Murrow Award with his interview with a whistleblower from the business where the contaminated drug was developed.

Pelley has sought interesting and unusual headlines for 60 Minutes following breaking news, including a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a story that earned DuPont-Columbia and Emmy. Pelley has made many stories about the impact of the Great Recession on American daily life. Four of Emmy’s stories won, including a series about abandoned children living in a car that also raised money, and then millions of dollars for a local charity.

Pelley’s story about the survivor of BP Deepwater Horizon won a DuPont and two Emmy Awards. He broke news with “Rendition,” an Emmy-winning investigation into the CIA practice of handing over terrorist suspects. Pelley’s 60-minute interview list features President George W. Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Before joining 60 Minutes, Pelley was the reporter for “60 Minutes II” and started his journalism career at the age of 15 as a copyboy at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Scott Pelley Age

Pelley was born on 28 July 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, United States (he is 64 years old as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 28th of July every year.

Scott Pelley Height

Scott stands at an average height of 181 cm.

Scott Pelley Family

Pelley’s father is known as John Elmer Pelley Jr while his mother is known as Wanda Graves Pelley. He has a brother who is known as John Pelley. 

Scott Pelley Wife and children

Pelley is a married man. He is married to Jane Boone Pelley, a former television reporter, and advertising executive. The couple married in 1983 and have a son Reece Pelley and a daughter Blair Pelley. 

Scott Pelley Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Pelley earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Scott Pelley’s Net Worth

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

Scott Pelley Author, Book

Pelley is the author of a new book, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times.”

Scott Pelley CBS News

At CBS News Pelley works 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. Bob Schieffer
  14. Serena Altschul
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