Scott Pelley Biography

Published On Jul 28, 2016
Facts of Scott Pelley
Date of Birth: 1957 , July-28
Birth Nation: United States
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In 1983, Scott got married to Jane Boone. Jane Boone is also a former journalist. She worked as a TV reporter at the Dallas TV station KXAS Channel 5. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

Scott was enrolled at Coronado High School during his childhood days. He has been working as a journalist since he was aged 15. During that year he worked at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as a copyboy. After his high school graduation from Coronado High School, he joined Texas Tech University with a major in journalism. In 1975, he joined Lubbock's KSEL-TV and that was the beginning of his professional broadcasting career. He worked there for about three years and then he joined KXAS-TV in Fort Worth in 1978. In the early 1980s, he was hired by WFAA-TV and he served them till the end of 1980s. In 1989, he joined CBS News and he began covering the national affairs from the CBS bureau. He is also famous for covering the news about the 1990/91 Gulf war, the assault on Iraq and Kuwait and many more. In 1997, he was named the CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent and he served in this position till 1999. On 6th of June 2011, he was named an anchor of CBS Evening News. He has been earning massive amount of salary as a journalist and his net worth is $15 million.

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Born in San Antonio, Texas, United States

1957

Talented and industrious, Scott Pelley was born as Scott Cameron Pelley in the mid 1950s in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. He has one brother named John Pelley. He was raised in Lubbock. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

Graduated from Coronado High School

1975

Scott was enrolled at Coronado High School during his childhood days. He completed his high school graduation from Coronado High School. After his high school graduation from Coronado High School, he joined Texas Tech University with a major in journalism.

Joined Lubbock's KSEL-TV

1975

He has been working as a journalist since he was aged 15. During that year he worked at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as a copyboy.  In 1975, he joined Lubbock's KSEL-TV and that was the beginning of his professional broadcasting career. 

Joined KXAS-TV

1978

He worked at Lubbock's KSEL-TV for about three years and then he joined KXAS-TV in Fort Worth in 1978. In the early 1980s, he was hired by WFAA-TV and he served them till the end of 1980s

Joined CBS News

1989

 In 1989, he joined CBS News and he began covering the national affairs from the CBS bureau. He is also famous for covering the news about the 1990/91 Gulf war, the assault on Iraq and Kuwait and many more.

Was named the CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent

1997

In 1997, he was named the CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent and he served in this position till 1999. During his time there, he was the one to pin point the affairs between Monica Lewinsky and the President Clinton. 

Became an anchor of CBS Evening News

2011

Scott Pelley is one of the renowned journalists from United States. He is also famous for being an anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. On 6th of June 2011, he was named an anchor of CBS Evening News.

Married to Jane Boone

1983

In 1983, Scott got married to Jane Boone. Jane Boone is also a former journalist. She worked as a TV reporter at the Dallas TV station KXAS Channel 5. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together. 

Won Investigative Reporters and Editors award

1999

He has been honored with several prestigious awards and honors in his life. As an anchor of the CBS Evening News, he covered the news on child slavery in India. This earned him his first nomination in Investigative Reporters and Editors award in 1999 and he also won this award that year. 

Won George Polk Award

2009

In 2009, he and his team were awarded with the George Polk Award. That year, they also won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. They won this award for their investigation on American recycling companies who secretly ship hazardous waste to China.

Won Alfred I duPont-Columbia University Award

2011

In 2011, he and his team investigated the Deepwater Horizon disaster. For this work, they got their first nomination in Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award and they were also honored with this award that year.