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Bob Schieffer was born on 25 February 1937, in Austin, Texas USA, and is a television journalist, best known for his work for CBS, covering major national assignments in and from Washington. He has interviewed several Presidents and presidential candidates since Richard Nixon. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Bob Schieffer? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through his success in journalism. Aside from his work on television, he’s written various books and has also won numerous awards including Emmys. He has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and all of these have ensured the position of his wealth.

Bob Schieffer Net Worth $10 million

Schieffer attended North Side High School, and after matriculating went to Texas Christian University (TCU). During college, he became a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, and after graduating served in the US Air Force, working as a public information officer at Travis Air Force Base. After being honorably discharged, he worked as a reporter for Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and even travelled to Vietnam in the early ’60s to profile soldiers. One of his most notable works during this time was when he was able to pretend to be a detective and gain access to a lot of information regarding President Kennedy’s assassination which became a feature in Star-Telegram. His net worth was well established.

In 1973, Bob joined CBS and became the anchor of the “Sunday Evening News” broadcast, a position he would hold until 1997. Four years after becoming an anchor, he was given the “Saturday Evening News” broadcast as well. During his career he’s been put to all major Washington assignments, including the Pentagon and the White House; in 1972 he became Chief Washington Correspondent. After Dan Rather retired, Bob became the interim anchor for “CBS Evening News”, and during this time, he was able to increase the number of viewers, which peaked at 7.7 million making the show highly competitive against other news networks. He made his last news broadcast in August 2006, but returned to undertake several segments as Chief Washington correspondent. Another project that he’s been a part of was the George W. Bush and John Kerry debate in 2004, of which he was the moderator. He was also the moderator for the debate between Obama and McCain in 2008.

In 2015, Schieffer announced his intention to retire having been working in the field of journalism for 52 years. His final broadcast was held in May 2015 and he mentioned that a lot of people remember him because the other people retired. Since leaving broadcasting, he’s been collaborating with various musicians in Washington DC. He’s even made four songs with the band Honky Tonk Confidential.

For his personal life, it is known that Bob married Patricia Penrose in 1967, and they have two children. His younger brother is Tom Schieffer, who’s been named numerous times as US Ambassador to several countries. Bob is also a survivor of stage III bladder cancer, but has been cancer free since 2004. He also has type-2 diabetes which need regularly treatment.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 25, 1937
Birth place: Austin, Texas, United States
Profession:Journalist
Education:North Side High School, Texas Christian University, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Nationality:American
Spouse:Patricia Penrose Schieffer (m. 1967)
Parents:Gladys Payne, John E. Schieffer
Siblings:Tom Schieffer, Sharon Schieffer Mayes
Awards:News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis (2006), News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing (2007)
Movies:Addicted to Fame (2012),
TV shows:Face the Nation (1954), CBS Evening News (since 1948)
Books:Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast (2001), This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV (2001), Bob Schieffer's America (2008), The acting president (1989)
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Interesting Facts

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1Protégé of Mike Wallace.
2Lung cancer survivor.
3He and Jim Lehrer began their journalism careers together in Texas.
4CBS News Chief Washington correspondent [June 2011].
5Favorite songs: "Ticks" by Brad Paisley, "Luckenbach, Texas" by Waylon Jennings, "Lone Star Blues" by Delbert McClinton, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.
6Older brother of Tom Schieffer.
7Became the temporary anchor of the CBS Evening News after Dan Rather stepped down. Though he expressed no interest in becoming the permanent anchor - Katie Couric was chosen in April, 2006, to fill the post permanently - viewer response was extraordinary. During his short tenure, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer (2005) actually experienced a rise in viewership while ABC and NBC both witnessed a decline.
8Was anchor of the CBS Evening News Sunday Edition from 1973 to 1976 and anchor of the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition from 1976 to 1996.
9Has been with CBS News since 1969.
10Bob and his wife reside in Washington, DC
11Father of two daughters.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & Documentary Emmy Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisFace the Nation (1954)· Mary Hager (executive producer)
· Rob Hendin (senior producer)
· Jill Jackson (senior producer)
· Kimberlee Shaffir (producer)
· Alicia Amling (additional producer)
· Emily Bradley (additional producer)
· Louise Dufresne (additional producer)
· Susan Harmon (additional producer)
· Jillian Hughes (additional producer)
· Courtney Jay (additional producer)
· Sue Ann Staake-Wayne (director)
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisFace the Nation (1954)· Mary Hager (executive producer)
· Rob Hendin (senior producer)
· Jill Jackson (senior producer)
· Emily Bradley (producer)
· Kimberlee Shaffir (producer)
· Anges Reau (field producer)
· Justine Redman (field producer)
· Louise Dufresne (additional producer)
· Courtney Jay (additional producer)
· Sue Ann Staake-Wayne (director)
· Barry Petersen (correspondent)
· Holly Williams (correspondent)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Long FormCBS News Special Report: The Election of the Pope (2005)· Al Ortiz (executive producer)
· Dick Jefferson (senior producer)
· John Reade (senior producer)
· Jacqueline Barnathan (producer)
· Dan Dubno (producer)
· Carol Gillesberg (producer)
· Mark Kramer (producer)
· Laura Dubowski (producer)
· Jennifer Buksbaum (producer)
· Kira Willoughby (producer)
· Jos Mason (producer)
· Lynne Edwards (producer)
· Max McClellan (producer)
· Peter Bluff (producer)
· Eric Shapiro (director)
· Mark Phillips (correspondent)
· Allen Pizzey (correspondent)
· John Roberts (correspondent)
· Richard Roth (correspondent)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
State of Play2009Extra (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself
Morning Glory2010Himself
Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia2010DocumentaryHimself
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric2009TV SeriesHimself
IFC News: 2008 Uncut2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Tim Russert: Newhouse Mirror Awards2008Video shortHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Texas)
Texas Monthly Talks2007TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Larry King Live2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater2006DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
Ben Franklin: Stealing Lightning from the Sky2006TV ShortHimself
CBS News Special Report: The Election of the Pope2005TV MovieHimself - Anchor
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
JFK: Breaking the News2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 Presidential Debates2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Moderator
Hollywood Greats2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Booknotes1989TV SeriesHimself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather1984TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Morning1979TV SeriesHimself - Anchor (1979-1980, 1985)
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
CBS Reports1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Texas News 51948TV SeriesHimself - Anchor (1967-1969)
Face the Nation2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Moderator / Himself - Host / Himself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Face the Nation
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS News Anchor
Madam Secretary2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
CBS This Morning2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Chief Washington Correspondent / Himself - CBS News Chief Correspondent / Himself - CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent / ...
Secrets of the Dead2013TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS News
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah2004-2013TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2013TV SeriesHimself
Eddie Adams: Saigon '682012Documentary short
2012 Presidential Debates2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Moderator
CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Chief Washington Correspondent / Himself - Substitute Anchor
60 Minutes2001-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (segment "Romney Ryan") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Special Report")
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Journalist
Addicted to Fame2012DocumentaryCBS Correspondant
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself - Chief Washington Correspondent
Patriocracy2011DocumentaryHimself - Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
The Early Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Chief Washington Correspondent / Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentary post-productionHimself - CBS News
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS News Anchor
60 Minutes2005-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Journalist (segment "Bob Simon") / Himself - Newcaster (segment "Andy Rooney")
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself - CBS News Journalist
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
National Geographic Explorer2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Face the Nation'
The Joy of Lex2008TV MovieHimself
Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion2007DocumentaryHimself
First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse2006Video documentaryHimself / CBS News Anchor
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself

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