Scott Pelley | Biography
Scott Pelley, originally called as Scott Cameron Pelley, is an American Journalist, who is regarded as one of the most well-qualified and proven television journalists. Currently he is contributing as an anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and a correspondent for the CBS news magazine 60 minutes. His date of birth is July 28, 1957. Scott was born in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to and grew up in Lubbock. While he was in Lubbock, he graduated from Coronado High School. His father’s name is John Elmer Pelley Jr. and mother’s name is Wanda Graves Pelley. Scott Pelley and Jane Boone, who once used to work as a correspondent at KXAS in Dallas, Fort Worth, have met for the first time in 1979.Four years later he tied marital knot with Jane Boone Pelley in 1983. He is a happy father of two children- one daughter, Blair Pelley and son, Reece Pelley. Scott Pelley has one brother John Pelley. He joined Texas Tech University in Lubbock to finish his studies majoring in journalism but he didn’t.
He started his career in Journalism as a copyboy for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas at such a tender age of fifteen. As law prohibited working at the tender age of fifteen he lied his real age for which the age of sixteen was legal. After that he worked in a local television –then called KSEL now KAMC holding several positions from 1975 to 1978. Scott Pelley, who was born for journalism, can be said, started getting hooked with his job but in different organizations like at KXAS from 1978 to 1981 and WFAA TV from 1982 to 1989. In 1985 Pelley made a report on Guatemalan refugees who were living a hard life in the remote jungle of Mexico. This report was a milestone in his career which helped him to gain the attention of executives at CBS News. Then his real network career started as a New York based reporter along with CBS News in 1989. Since then he commenced to show his magic to the world in the media. He conducted investigations and interviewing key Newsmakers ranging from Darfur refugees, Guatemalan refugees to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to the US President George W. Bush to the US President Barack Obama and many others. Furthermore, Pelley conducted interview with former president Bill Clinton in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on world trade center. Thus, Scott legacy can not be merely described in a few words. He is a man of iron will who seized every valuable and honorary award since his arrival on the network.
In 1999, Scott discontinued working as chief White House correspondent to join ’60 minutes’. As soon as Pelley joined the show, he started showing his charm there by reporting several rare stories. In 2004 almost fifty percent of the vital awards gained by the network have been on the account covered by him. Throughout his tenure at the network, Pelley has been providing viewers with major breaking news of the world. During the great economic depression in 2008-2009, Pelley interviewed Ben Bernanke who was a chairman of the Federal Reserve. Later he was honored with a prestigious Emmy Award. In addition to that Pelley has extensively covered the war reports from many deadly spots of the world which includes from the Persian Gulf war to the Iraq invasion. Lately in his show ’60 minutes’ Pelley conducted interviews with one of Navy SEALS who assisted to kill Osama Bin Laden. Throughout his career Pelley has been honored with many awards and titles. Journalism has been ruling passion in his life. He has presented a report of many rare and sensitive stories from all across the globe. Pelley, along with team has won ‘George Foster Peabody Award’.
At the moment Pelley is running at the age of fifty six. He possessed a net worth of $ 15 million. His annual salary is estimated to be $ 5 million. Pelley has not yet divorced with his wife Jane Boone. His complete and detail biography can also be obtained from Wiki and the official site of CBS News Channel. Mentioning more of his trivial matter, his height is 6 feet and 1 inch. At the moment he is happily living with his family.