Bob Schieffer Is Retiring

Veteran newsman says CBS is in a great place, he'll leave this summer
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2015 9:18 AM CDT
In this July 15, 2007, file photo, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer.   (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper, FIle)
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(Newser) – Most people don't keep the same spouse or home for nearly half a century, much less the same job, but veteran newsman Bob Schieffer has stuck it out with CBS News for 46 years. That's a run that will end this year, he announced at alma mater Texas Christian University yesterday. "And because that is where it all started for me, I wanted this to be the place, and I wanted you all to be the first to know: This summer I am going to retire." Acknowledging the network's "ups and downs," Schieffer said one of the factors driving his decision "is that I am so proud of where CBS News is now." The 78-year-old has held the moderator job at Face the Nation since 1991; Politico has a short list of who might replace him.

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