Bill Whitaker Joins CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ As Correspondent

Bill Whitaker, a CBS News veteran who has reported from Tokyo, Los Angeles and South Africa, among other locales, has been named a correspondent on the network’s Sunday newsmagazine, “60 Minutes.”

“Bill Whitaker is one of the great veterans of CBS News. He has had a distinguished career covering just about every kind of story all over the world,”   said  Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of the program, in a statement.  “Bill is a natural fit at ’60 Minutes’ and it’s exciting that he has agreed to join us.”

Based in Los Angeles since 1992, Whitaker will move to New York and begin appearing on the program in the fall, CBS News said.

An Emmy-winner. Whitaker has filed reports for “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes Sports” on Showtime.

Prior to his assignment to Los Angeles, Whitaker served as the CBS News Tokyo correspondent from 1989 to 1992. He was based in Atlanta from 1985 to 1988. He joined CBS News as a reporter in 1984. Previously, Whitaker was a correspondent for WBTV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.  He began his broadcast journalism career at KQED-TV in San Francisco, where he was a producer, associate producer and researcher/writer.

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