Scott Pelley

Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent & Former CBS News Anchor and Managing Editor
Scott Pelley Speaker
  • Called the “face of the broadcast” by The Baltimore Sun
  • Correspondent for more than 300 episodes of 60 Minutes
  • Award-winning journalist with accolades including three Peabody Awards and 37 Emmy Awards
  • Shares a nuanced perspective of today’s major events, with a behind-the-scenes look at historic interviews

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After covering the most compelling and historic stories of the last 40 years, 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley is one of the most recognizable faces in American journalism today.

Pelley has been reporting for 60 Minutes, America’s number one news program, for nearly 25 years. During that time, half of all the major awards won by 60 Minutes have been for stories he has reported. His reporting for 60 Minutes has taken him to the battlefields of Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and also includes news-making interviews with presidents, kings, and global celebrities. He captured the nation’s attention with exclusive interviews of President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as his interview with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, which took place in Zelensky’s blacked-out bunker near the beginning of the Russian invasion.

Pelley previously served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2011 to 2017. In that time, he made the storied flagship of CBS News the fastest growing evening news broadcast in America and grew the broadcast by an additional 1.5 million viewers.  

Pelley’s is also the author of the book, Truth Worth Telling, which offers a collection of inspiring tales, reminding us of the importance of values in our uncertain times. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Pelley provides audiences with his expert and insightful perspective from a career on the front lines of history.

Throughout his illustrious career, Pelley has been honored with 43 Emmy Awards, four prestigious duPont-Columbia Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards and the Walter Cronkite Award among many others.

Critical reviews. The Washington Post wrote, “Pelley’s tenure has been marked by his intelligent, truth-seeking approach to the news, pulling no punches while still remaining impartial.” The Columbia Journalism Review called Pelley, “The most well-qualified and proven television journalist ever to ascend to the anchor job.” Variety praised his, “Genuine gravitas and commitment to his craft” while the Washington Times wrote, “The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives in the daring, long-range investigations of Scott Pelley.” Salon.com said, “He restores a little of our faith in TV news while performing hugely-important, world-bettering reports along the way.”

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Current Events Through The Eyes Of A News Anchor. Scott Pelley, award-winning investigative reporter, correspondent, and news anchor, takes audiences on a multi-media trip around the world through his unique insights and behind-the-scenes looks at the people and issues that shape our lives. From Iran to North Korea to US soil, Pelley shares his nuanced perspective of the major events of the day and explains what happens after the cameras stop rolling during his most well-known interviews. He brilliantly contextualizes the historical people he interviews, humanizing oftentimes veiled public figures. With a customized presentation for the industry of his audience, he includes a collection of inspiring and motivational stories that will capture the imagination, offer valuable life lessons, and excite audiences with possibilities for tomorrow. Using great video clips to weave together a dynamic look at the world we live in today, he effortlessly entertains, inspires, and educates. It is a commanding presentation with one of the most recognizable faces in journalism.

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