Scott Pelley to Cover STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Live from D.C.
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by TV News Desk
CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley will broadcast live from Washington, D.C., for primetime coverage of President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address and the Republican Response on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. He will also anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) live from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Additionally, Pelley will conduct a broad-ranging interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for the broadcast.
During the primetime coverage, Pelley will be joined by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of FACE THE NATION Bob Schieffer and CBS THIS MORNING co-host Norah O'Donnell. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes will also report during the coverage.
Scott Pelley was named anchor and managing editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY in May 2011. In addition to those duties, Pelley remains a correspondent on the news magazine 60 MINUTES.
With more than 20 years of experience at CBS News, Pelley has covered everything from breaking national news stories to politics to conflicts around the globe. Since bringing that experience to 60 Minutes in 2004, half of the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories reported by Pelley.
Pelley's recent 60 Minutes reports include segments on late-breaking stories such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the mass murder in Tucson that seriously wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. His list of interview subjects includes President George Bush; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; Justice John Paul Stevens; Afghan President Hamid Karzai; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and Sharif El-Gamal, the man behind the "Ground Zero mosque." His story of Mike Williams - the chief electronics technician on the Deepwater Horizon who survived the explosion that caused the Gulf oil spill - won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award.