After an article in the National Enquirer wrote about Steve Kroft of ’60 Minutes’ having an extramarital affair, the journalist has “come clean” about it, reports People magazine.
“Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft is coming clean about his secret three-year fling with a New York City lawyer,” says People, adding that Kroft told the magazine in a statement, “I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family. And for that I have nothing but regret.”
Kroft said he and his wife “are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter.”
Kroft was having an affair with lawyer Lisan Goines, who’s also married, the story says.
The People story adds, “The longtime news correspondent married author and journalist Jennet Conant in 1991 and famously confronted Bill Clinton over his womanizing during the former president’s 1992 election campaign.”