Steve Kroft Biography (1945-)

Born August 22, 1945, in Kokomo, IN; son of Fred and Margaret Kroft; marriedJennet Conant (a journalist), June 29, 1991; children: John Conant. Career: News correspondent, producer, and editor. WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY, reporter, 1972-74, then WPLG-TV, Miami, FL, CBS News--Northeast Bureau, New York City, 1980-81; CBS News, Southwestern Bureau--Dallas, correspondent, 1981-83, then CBS News, Central American Bureau-Miami, 1984-85, then CBS News, London,1984-86; also reporter for WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL. Military service: U.S. Army, 1970-71, correspondent and photographer for Pacific Stars andStripes; sergeant. Awards, Honors: Ohio State Award, Ohio State University, 1979, 1992, 1994; Emmy Award, Best Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story, 1982, for "New Mexico's Yates Oil Company," CBS Evening News(with others); Emmy Award nomination, best investigative journalism, 1983, for "For-Profit Hospitals," CBS Evening News(with others); Emmy Award,Best Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story, 1984, for "India Broadcast," CBS Evening News(with others); Emmy Awards, 1982, 1990, 1993 (2); George Arents Medal, Syracuse University, 1992; George Foster Peabody Award, 1992,for "Friendly Fire"; Renner Award, Association of Investigative Reporters and Editors, 1996, for "The Worst Nightmare"; Doctorate of Humane Letters (hon.), Indiana University. Addresses: Office: CBS News 60 Minutes, 555 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019-2925.

News correspondent, producer, editor
Birth Details
August 22, 1945
Kokomo, Indiana, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Reporter, WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY, reporter, 1972-74
  • Reporter, WPLG-TV, Miami, FL, CBS News, New York City, 1980-81
  • Correspondent, CBS News, Southwestern Bureau--Dallas, 1981-83
  • Correspondent, CBS News, Central American Bureau-Miami, 1984-85
  • Correspondent, CBS News, London, 1984-86
  • Principal correspondent, West 57th, CBS, 1985-89
  • Correspondent and co-editor, 60 Minutes, 1989--
  • Correspondent, 60 Minutes More (also known as CBS Eye on People), CBS, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • America's Toughest Assignment: Solving the Education Crisis, CBS,1990
  • 60 Minutes _ 25 Years, CBS, 1993
  • Narrator, Rescue: The Baby Jessica Story, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • 60 Minutes at 30, CBS, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Himself, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993

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