CBS News vet Jones retires

Reporter's career spans three decades

NEW YORK — After 32 years, CBS News correspondent Phil Jones will retire at the end of June.

Jones, who joined CBS News as a reporter in 1969, most recently was a Washington-based correspondent, reporting primarily for “The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather.” Before that, he was a correspondent for “48 Hours.”

“For more than three decades, Phil Jones has made CBS News proud with tough, honest, fair and straightforward reporting on some of the most important stories of our time,” said CBS News president Andrew Heyward. “He is our very own Indiana Jones — an intrepid correspondent eager to go after the next big story and bring it back alive.”

During his tenure at CBS News, Jones covered Watergate, the Iran-Contra hearings, President Gerald Ford’s re-election campaign and the 1976 Republican National Convention, among other stories.

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