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Morley Safer

Facts of Morley Safer

Date of Birth: 1931 , November-8
Date of Death: 2016 , May-19
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Morley Safer

1931 Born in Toronto, Ontario, United Sates
2016 Died because of pneumonia
1956 Joined CBS
1964 Became CBS correspondent
1970 Joined 60 Minutes
1996 Won Emmy Awards

Detail Timeline of Morley Safer

November 8 , 1931

Born in Toronto, Ontario, United Sates

Morley Safer was a famous American journalist who was born in the early 1930s in Toronto, Ontario, United Sates. He was born to his parents Anna and Max Safer and he had a brother named Leon Safer and a sister named Esther Safer.

May 19 , 2016

Died because of pneumonia

Morley Safer health condition was not good and he was suffering from pneumonia.  He died at his hike in Manhattan on May 19, 2016. He died after 8 days he announced his retirement from 60 Minutes doing 16 seasons with the show.


Joined CBS

Morley Safer started his professional journalism by` joining CBC and he produced CBS Magazine in 1956. His first on-screen appearance as a journalist was on the covering of the Suez Crisis in Egypt. He worked in CBS many years and covered many news n events.


Became CBS correspondent

Morley Safer became the CBS correspondent in the year 1964. He was higher by the CBS and gave the same desk which was previously used by Edward R. Murrow. After that, he was posted in Saigon to report on the military conflict in Vietnam.


Joined 60 Minutes

Morley Safer joined 60 Minutes in 1970. He was requested to join 60 Minutes by CBS producer Den Hewitt to replace Harry Reasoner in 60 Minutes. Safer worked with 60 Minutes for many years as a reporter and covered many news and events


Won Emmy Awards

Morley Safer has won many awards and honors in his career. He has won Emmy Awards for 12 times. In 1996, he won Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Similarly, he has won awards like Over Press Award, George Foster Peabody Award and much more.



Morley Safer was married to Jane Fearer in 1968. His wife was an anthropology student and they got married in London, where he worked as bureau chief for CBS News. The couple was blessed with one daughter named Sarah Alice Anne Safer, who is also a scholar and Brown University graduate of 1992 batch. Sarah is now following her father's path and is a well-established freelance journalist.

Morley Safer began his journalism career working as a reporter for various newspaper including Woodstock Sentine!-Review, London Free Press and Toronto Telegram. Later, he joined CBS as a producer and a correspondent.

Morley Safer was successful to earn a good sum of money from his long-running career. His recent net worth even after his death is estimated to be around $10 million.  He died of pneumonia on May 19, 2016, at his own residence.