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.
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“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.