Elliot Bernstein, veteran broadcast journalist and news producer who won an Emmy in 1984 for his work on CBS’ “60 Minutes” as well as a Peabody in 1979, died Aug. 26 at his home in Stamford, Conn., after battling multiple myeloma. He was 68.
A journalist for more than four decades, Bernstein worked at United Press Intl. and ABC News before joining CBS in 1978. He helped launch the Eye’s “Sunday Morning” newsshow in 1979 and served as exec producer of “The CBS Morning News” 1979-81. Bernstein also worked on the net’s “60 Minutes,” “West 57th” and “On the Road” before returning to “Sunday Morning” in the early 1980s.
The Stamford native garnered numerous awards throughout the years, including not only an Emmy but an ABA Silver Gavel in 1974 and Peabody and Overseas Press Club awards in 1979.
He is survived by his wife, son, three daughters and a granddaughter.