Morley Safer Dead at 84
Journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer has passed away at age 84. This comes only a few days after Safer officially retired from his position on 60 Minutes after an incredible 46 seasons with the show.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Safer was a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining CBS News in April 1964. He built his name as a key figure of the London bureau and part of the CBS News Saigon Bureau. By 1970, He became a regular correspondent for 60 Minutes in 1970, and remained with the program for the rest of his career.
In addition to earning the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac College, Safer won 12 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and two George Polk Memorial Awards, just to name a few. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Paul White Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. Needless to say, Safer was a legend whose historic career instantly places him among the elite journalists of his time.
Our condolences go out to Safer’s family and friends during this difficult time. RIP.