Bob Lloyd Schieffer is an American television journalist. Bob Schieffer began his profound journalism career at the Fort Worth Star Telegram covering both the Vietnam War and the JFK Assassination. He began his career with CBS and has been anchor and moderator of Face The Nation, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast, since May 1991. Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism, including eight Emmys, the overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award presented by the TV News Directors Association, and the Edward R. Murrow Award given by Murrow’s alma mater, Washington State University.
Schieffer was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2002, and inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013. He was named a living legend by the Library of Congress in 2008. Schieffer is currently serving as the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.
Schieffer covered Washington for CBS News for more than 30 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital – the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He was chief Washington correspondent since 1982 and Congressional correspondent since 1989. Schieffer covered every presidential campaign and was a floor reporter at all of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions from 1972 until his retirement.