Who Was The Black Anchor On 60 Minutes?

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60 Minutes is an American television news magazine broadcast on the CBS television network. Since it started airing in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt and Bill Leonard, who made the news program different from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation.

Fans of the show might have remembered a black man who was part of the hosts. Wondering who he is and where he is now?

Who Was The Black Anchor On 60 Minutes?

The name of the black man and former anchor of 60 minutes is Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr. Bradley began his journalism career as a radio news reporter in Philadelphia, where his first major story was covering the 1964 Philadelphia race riot. From there, he moved to New York City in 1967 and worked for WCBS as a radio news reporter.

Four years later, Bradley moved to Paris, France, where he covered the Paris Peace Accords as a stringer for CBS News. Bradley was later transferred to Vietnam and covered the Vietnam War and Cambodian Civil War, coverage for which he won Alfred I. duPont and George Polk awards in 1972.

In 1981 the form we news anchor moved to Washington DC where he joined 60 Minutes. While reporting for CBS News and 60 Minutes, he reported on about 500 stories out of which he won numerous Peabody and Emmy awards for his work covering a wide range of topics, including the rescue of Vietnamese refugees, segregation in the United States, the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

Bradley died in 2006 of leukemia at the age of 65.


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