Scott Pelley Biography and Wiki
Born Scott Cameron Pelley (b. Jul 28, 1957) is an American journalist and author who has been a correspondent and anchor for CBS News for more than 31 years. Scott is the author of the 2019 book, Truth Worth Telling, and a correspondent for the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes where he now serves.
Before his 60 Minutes position, Pelley was a correspondent for the 60 Minutes II program and served as CBS News’s chief White House correspondent.
Scott Pelley Age and Birthday
Pelley was born on July 28, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas. He is 63 years old as of 2021 His birth sign is Leo.
Scott Pelley Height
The journalist stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 11 inches(Approx 1.8m) tall.
Scott Pelley Education
Scott attended Coronado High School for his high school studies. He later got his first job as a copyboy for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal at the age of 15 years. Pelley then joined Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he majored in Journalism.
Scott Pelley Family
Scott Pelley is the proud son of John Elmer Jr and Wanda Graves Pelley. He was raised in Lubbock along with his brother John Pelley. Scott belongs to American nationality and White Ethnicity. Further information regarding his family will be updated soon when established.
Scott Pelley Wife, Is he married?
Pelley is a married man hence he is married to his beautiful wife Jane Ruth Boone who has also been his long-time girlfriend. Jane was a former television reporter and advertising executive. They started their relationship as a married couple in 1983. The duo has been blessed with two kids.
Scott Pelley Children
The journalist and his wife have been blessed with a son and a daughter Reece Pelley and Blair Pelley.
Scott Pelley 60 Minutes
Pelley departed the White House to join 60 Minutes II quickly after its commencement in 1999. He landed the first interview with president-elect George W. Bush. On September 11th, Pelley reported from the scene of the collapsing World Trade Center towers.
He began filing reports for 60 Minutes on Sunday in 2003. His work has also highlighted announcing the economic collapse of 2008-2009, on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reporting on climate change from Antarctica and the Arctic.
In 2008, Pelley questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The interview was the first with a Fed Chairman in decades and broke a long-standing Federal Reserve tradition. The broadcast was honored with an Emmy Award.
Scott Pelley Salary
The 60 Minutes correspondent receives an annual salary of $7 million as of 2021.
Scott Pelley Net Worth
Scott Pelley has a net worth of $16 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist and a correspondent.
Scott Pelley Awards
Scott Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. He has won 40 national Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Pelley and his team were awarded the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for reporting on the forced separation of immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border.
Pelley and his team also won the 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for Explanatory business journalism for the story “The Next Housing Shock.