CBS’s Bob Schieffer Bio: Age, Net Worth, Family, Daughter, Cancer And More
American media personality, Bob Schieffer once diagnosed with cancer is a strong man who doesn't give up easily. He has lived his life as a successful journalist and also a good family man.
He met his future wife at a restaurant and eventually tied the knot several months later. The couple has been holding each other's hands over five decades.
The retired journalist is best known as the moderator of CBS's Sunday morning political interview show, Face the Nation. Bob has interviewed all the American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barrack Obama on the CBS's show.
CBS Evening News: Bob Schieffer anchors for CBS evening news in 1994 (Published on Dec 3, 2017)
For his notable work in the journalism sphere, he was awarded six Emmys and was also named Broadcaster of the Year in 2002 by the National Press Foundation.
Besides Journalism, he even paddled in the literature realm too. He has penned four books Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV, Bob Schieffer's America, and The Acting President.
The Veteran Journalist's Bio And Career
Bob Schieffer Short Bio & Net Worth
Bob was born as Bob Lloyd Schieffer on 25th February 1937 in Austin, Texas as the eldest child in the family. He has a brother, Tom Schieffer and a sister, Sharon Schieffer. Tom is an entrepreneur, who has also served as an American diplomat.
He received his academic education from North Side High School. Later, he went to Texas Christian University, where he got graduated in Journalism and English in 1959.
Bob ignited his career in the realm of journalism when he was still a student at Texas Christain University. Firstly he started a job at Fort Worth-based radio station KXOL in 1957 for which he was paid $1 an hour. Bob even worked for three years in Air Force. Then after, he garnered journalism experience by working for WBAP in Dallas.
A breakthrough came in his career after joining CBS in 1969 where he anchored the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973 to 1996. As most of the audience applauded his reporting talent, he was signed as chief Washington correspondent in 1982.
Furthermore, he even became a moderator of the Sunday famous public affairs shows Face the Nation in 1991. He marked himself as a unique journalist to cover up all four of the major Washington national assignments: the White House, the Pentagon, United States Department of State, and United States Congress.
Looking at all his career achievements we can surely say that he established himself as a notable journalist. He has a net worth of $10 million
Bob Schieffer Diagnosed With Cancer
Bob Schieffer was at the peak of his career but something went wrong at the time. Bob was diagnosed with bladder cancer on the verge of his career in 2003.
He blamed his habit of smoking as the reason behind his cancer diagnosis. In an interview with CBS, he stated that:
"I was one of the heaviest smokers. I started chewing tobacco when I was 16 years old because I hung around rodeos and played baseball."
However, he overcame his state and now speaks as a bladder cancer advocate, raising awareness against cancer that had threatened his health state.
As of now, Bob is far from cancer and is living a healthy life with his family.
Bob Schieffer's Married Life; Spans Over Five Decades
Bob, who is 81 years old shares the marital relationship with beautiful wife Patricia Neville Penrose Bishop. The couple has been married for more than a half-century since 15th April 1967. They were first introduced at a restaurant and later got engaged three weeks of their meeting in January 1967.
Bob and his wife: Bob and Patricia attends 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala at Beverly Hills, California in March 2013 (Photo: Zimbio.com)
Bob and his Patricia share two grown-up daughters from their relationship; Susan Penrose Schieffer and Sharon Penrose Schieffer. Their youngest daughter, Sharon was married to William Dinwiddie Baird at the age of 32 in September 2003.
Sharon is the director of public relations for Teen Vogue magazine in New York. Bob currently resides with his wife in Washington, D.C.
We wish for long life and good health Bob Schieffer!