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CBS News’ Steve Kroft, longtime ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent, is retiring

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles TimesMay 23, 2019

Steve Kroft, the longest tenured correspondent on the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” is retiring at the end of the current season, the network announced Friday.

Kroft, 73, will have his final segment on the program this Sunday. He first joined “60 Minutes” in 1989, becoming part of the correspondent lineup that included Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley and Harry Reasoner.

“From the moment Steve Kroft arrived at CBS News in 1980, he has been shot out of a cannon and wherever he landed his stories broke news, had depth, and a strong sense of humanity,” CBS News president Susan Zirinsky said in a statement.

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