Best known for his work as an anchor for CBS Evening News, Bob Schieffer has been one of the most competent journalists in the American history. His birth name is Robert Lloyd Schieffer. H
e was born in 25th of February, 1937 in Austin, Texas. He has started his career as a journalist from 1960s. He has been in this field for almost 50 years.
He has gained both name and fame from this industry and still trying to get more attention from his audiences until today.
He is the graduate student of Texas Christian University. He is a brother of Tom Schieffer who is an American diplomat and has served the country by being US Ambassador to Australia as well as in Japan.
His notable credits are as the moderator in the popular TV show “Face the Nation,” CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. From these TV shows, he became popular among the viewers.
In his youth, he has also joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Though he started his career as a journalist from 1963, he got his first job of anchoring in 1969 from WBAP-TV. In that same year, he joined the CBS and worked for its popular show.
In his career, he shifted many jobs. But as he was hard working and dedicated to his job, he gave no chance to his employers to criticize him in his works. From 1972 to 1974, he was the anchor of CBS Sunday Night News.
From 1973 to 1996, for 23 years, he became the contributor of yet another successful TV show “60 Minutes”. He was also the anchor of CBS Evening News from 1973 to 2005.
In the present context, he is engaged with CBS till now. He has been working as Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News from 1982 to till this day.
He is also engaged with the popular program “Face the Nation” as a moderator from 1991 to present day. Though he left CBS Evening News in 2005, he appeared as its anchor till 2006 once in a while.
Though he has seen many hurdles in his personal as well as professional life, he has passed them all. He has survived the lung cancer which was grade III bladder cancer.
He has been married to Patricia Penrose for a long time, and their relationship is sound till now. Her wife has always supported him in his career. In the name of children, the couple has two daughters.
Bob himself told that he has been coming from the dead after he was diagnosed with cancer. During his young age, he has always believed that he would be in the army.
But his luck seems to happen in this field. His wife is cautious about his health and therefore, kept him in regular observation. This couple has lived long together. So, we can surely say that they would not divorce for the lifetime.
He is a tall guy with the height of 5 feet 10 inches. Though there is no official record of his annual salary and the net worth, it is believed to be around $10 million.
As he has spent his most of the years in this field, he would undoubtedly remain in this field until his health support him. There is a large number of fan followers on his social sites.
You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. His shows are also available in different sources of the internet, especially on YouTube.
We’re down in Nashville, where we’ll be interviewing @JebBush tomorrow. Great city!
— Bob Schieffer (@bobschieffer) May 29, 2015
To get more information about him, you can visit Wikipedia as well as IMDb for his full biography.