CBS, ‘Face The Nation’ Host Bob Schieffer To Retire This Summer

Al Weaver Reporter

CBS News veteran and host of “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer announced he will retire this summer, ending a 50-year career in  journalism.

Schieffer made the surprise announcement at the annual Schieffer Symposium at Texas Christian University, his alma mater, Wednesday night.

“Because that was where it all started for me, I wanted this to be the place, and I wanted you all to be the first to know that this summer I’m going to retire,” Schieffer told the TCU crowd. “It’s been a great adventure. You know, I’m one of the luckiest people in the world because as a little boy, as a young reporter, I always wanted to be a journalist, and I got to do that. And not many people get to do that, and I couldn’t have asked for a better life or something that was more fun and more fulfilling.”

Schieffer has moderated “Face the Nation” since 1991 and has been a part of CBS News since 1969.