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.