Who is Scott Pelley?
Scott Pelley is an American journalist and author who worked for CBS News as a correspondent and anchor for over 31 years.
He is also the 60 Minutes correspondent for CBS. From 2011 to 2017, he was the managing editor and anchor for CBS Evening News where he got the highest ratings in more than a decade.
Scott Pelley Age
Pelley is 64 years old. He was born on 28th July 1957 in San Antonio, Texas.
Pelley stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters) and weighs approximately 70 kg.
Scott Pelley’s Parents, Family
Pelley was born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Lubbock. However, there is no available information about his childhood, parents, family, and siblings.
Scott Pelley Wife
Pelley is married to Jane Boone Pelley. She previously worked as a television reporter and advertising executive. Scott and his wife Jane Boone have two children; a son and a daughter together.
Scott Pelley Illness
Pelley revealed that he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — including anxiety and depression.
Scott Pelley Children
Pelley has two children with her wife called Reece Pelley and Blair Pelley.
Scott Pelley Journalist
Pelley began his career as a journalist at KSEL-TV in 1975. He then joined o KXAS-TV in Fort Worth and later WFAA-TV in Dallas where he worked for seven years. He joined CBS News in 1989 in New York and shortly returned to its Dallas bureau to cover national affairs.
Pelley covered the 1992 presidential campaigns of Ross Perot and Bill Clinton and also broadcasted on the Oklahoma City bombing, Waco Siege, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
In 1997, he was appointed the Chief White House Correspondent until 1999 during the impeachment of President Clinton. He also got to interview former President Clinton in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Soon after, Pelley became the host of 60 Minutes II where he got his first interview with president-elect George W. Bush. The following year, he was one of the first reporters broadcasting from the scene of the collapsing World Trade Center towers.
He also landed his first major tv interview with FBI Director James Comey in 2014 after he covered the war in Iraq on the front lines in the battle against ISIS. He later interviewed one of the Navy SEALs who helped to kill Osama bin Laden.
On June 6, 2011, Pelley was appointed the new CBS Evening News anchor replacing Katie Couric. The network saw an increase in its audience and viewers since Pelley took over the anchoring desk. It became the fastest-growing network evening news broadcast in 2016.
In May 2017, Pelley was fired from the prime time slot it was later revealed that he was released from his duties after complaining to CBS News management about a hostile work environment.
Scott Pelley Salary
Pelley earns an estimated salary of $1 million as a news anchor for CBS News.
Scott Pelley’s Net Worth
Pelley has an estimated net worth of $16 million as a journalist for CBS News.
Pelley Short Bio
- Full name: Scott Pelley
- Age: 64 years old
- Date of Birth: 28th July 1957
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters)
- Weight: 70 kgs.
- Parents: To be updated
- Siblings: To be updated
- Wife: Jane Boone Pelley
- Children: Reece Pelley and Blair Pelley
- Education: Coronado High School, Texas Tech University
- Occupation: Journalist
- Salary: $2 million
- Net Worth: $16 million