A veteran news broadcaster with CBS will receive the National Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award. The organization announced today that the honor will be given to Bob Schieffer during the 2013 NAB Show.
Schieffer will accept the award at the opening keynote session April 8 in Las Vegas, the organization announced.
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith said in a statement: “For more than 50 years, Bob Schieffer has been an eyewitness to history’s biggest stories and respected as a preeminent journalist of his generation. In recognition of his dedication and profound impact on journalism, we are proud to present him with the Distinguished Service Award.”
NAB notes in its release: “Each year the NAB DSA recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to broadcasting. Previous award recipients include Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Osgood, among others.”
The release adds: “2013 marks Schieffer’s 56th year as a reporter and his 44th year at CBS News. He is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital — the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. Schieffer has also moderated three presidential debates.”
Schieffer has moderated CBS’s newsmaker show “Face the Nation” since 1991, and anchored the “CBS Evening News” in 2005 and 2006. He has been CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent since 1982.