Scott Pelley Bio, Age, Family, Wife, School, Salary, Net Worth, CBS career

Scott Pelley The CBS journalist

Scott Pelley Biography

Scott Pelley is an American journalist and author who has worked for CBS News for over 31 years as a correspondent and anchor. Pelley is the author of the 2019 book Truth Worth Telling and a CBS News journalist for 60 Minutes.


How old is Scott Pelley? – Age

Pelley was born as Scott Cameron Pelley on 28 July 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He is 64 years as of 2021.

Where did Scott Pelley go to school? – Education

He graduated from Coronado High School and got his first work in journalism as a copyboy for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal at the age of 15. He studied journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, staying close to home.

Scott Pelley – Family

His father John Elmer Pelley Jr. and his mother Wanda Graves Pelley raised him up in Lubbock. Alongside was his brother John Pelley.

Scott Pelley Wife

Pelley married Jane Boone Pelley, a former TV reporter, and advertising executive, in 1983. They have two children: a son, Reece Pelley, and a girl Blair Pelley.

Scott Pelley The CBS journalist
Scott Pelley The CBS journalist

What is Pelley’s Salary?

His salary is $7 million.

What is Pelley Net worth

His net worth is estimated to be $16 million.

Scott Pelley Career

Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes reporter and former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor, is one of the most known faces in American journalism today, having covered some of the most captivating and vital national events of the last 30 years. “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” earned a Peabody Award in its debut season and was the only network evening news show to raise its audience. He garnered an additional 821,000 viewers in his first nine months in the anchor chair after taking over for Katie Couric. Few journalists have left as broad and profound an imprint on television news as Pelley, who is recognized for covering everything from breaking national events to politics and conflicts. Since he brought that experience to 60 Minutes in 2004, half of all the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories reported by Pelley.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pelley also formerly served as CBS’s chief White House correspondent, where he covered the biggest domestic stories of the 1990s. As an Emmy Award-winning journalist, he has covered the major events and moving stories that have captured the attention of the American people. He has interviewed world leaders such as George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and his presentations incorporate poignant stories gained from more than 300 60 Minutes features. His book, Truth Worth Telling, offers a collection of these inspiring tales, reminding us of the importance of values in uncertain times. Exclusively represented by the Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Pelley provides audiences with his expert and nuanced perspective from a career spent on the front lines of history.

Covering the contemporary world. During Pelley’s time as Chief White House correspondent, he covered the investigation of President Clinton, breaking many original stories in the process. He has also reported on a wide array of domestic and foreign stories from the White House, covering events ranging from child homelessness in Florida to the aftermath of Japan’s natural disaster. The Washington Times wrote, “The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives at CBS in the daring, long-range investigations of Scott Pelley.” The Baltimore Sun called Pelley the “single face of the broadcast,” noting that he is trusted with the “biggest interviews and stories.” Scott Pelley, the founder of USA Today, noted that “Pelley threw hardballs” in his 2007 interview with President Bush, and Bob Woodward, writing in The Washington Post, said, “Scott Pelley nailed the crucial question” in his interview with former CIA Director, George Tenet. said, “He restores a little of our faith in TV news while performing hugely important, world-bettering reports along the way.”


Scott Pelley has won three George Foster Peabody Awards, five Edward R. Murrow Awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Batons, a George Polk Award, two Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Award, the Writers Guild of America Award, and a Loeb Award, among others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pelley received a 1996 Emmy Award for his work on the TWA Flight 800 disaster and a 1994 Emmy for his reporting on the Branch Davidian Conflict. His 2007 Darfur report was honored with another. Pelley has been a correspondent on many prestigious news teams who have, in total, won 37 national Emmy Awards.