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.

Morley Safer Dead at 84

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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.

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