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 Bob Simon

Bob Simon

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 11 Feb 2015 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 142495848 · View Source
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American News Television Correspondent. Covering the national and international news since the 1960's, Simon, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, is most noted for his correspondent spot on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes" since 1996. He joined CBS in 1967 and was recognized with the Overseas Press Club's highest honor for a body of work, the President's Award in addition to 27 Emmys for field reporting. He won electronic journalism's highest honor, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, for his 60 Minutes II report "Shame of Srebrenica," highlighting heinous acts of genocide during the Bosnian War. Based in Saigon from 1971 to 1972, London from 1972 to 1977, Simon reported extensively on the Vietnam War. He was a State Department correspondent in Washington, D.C. from 1981 to 1982 and a national correspondent in New York from 1982 to 1987. He was named chief Middle Eastern correspondent in 1987 working out the Tel Aviv bureau for more than twenty years. His 1992 book "Forty Days" recalls the time he spent in an Iraqi prison during the Persian Gulf War.

Bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
  • Added: 11 Feb 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142495848
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Simon (29 May 1941–11 Feb 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142495848, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.