New Haven, Connecticut—(ENEWSPF)—April 8, 2012. CBS News has announced that veteran journalist Mike Wallace died last night surrounded by family. Wallace’s career which spanned over sixty years was 93 years old.
Wallace was one of the original correspondents for CBS’ 60 Minutes news show that has been a Sunday night staple for CBS since 1968. Mr. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent for 60 Minutes in 2006, but appeared occasionally on the show. His final 60 Minutes interview was with retired baseball star Roger Clemens in 2008.
Wallace’s professional honors included at least 20 Emmy Awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, the Robert E. Sherwood Award from the University of Southern California School of Journalism and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award. In 2007, Wallace was awarded the University of Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.