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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 February 1937Austin, Texas, USA
Birth NameBob Lloyd Scheiffer

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Schieffer was born on February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas, USA as Bob Lloyd Scheiffer. He is an actor, known for Morning Glory (2010), Morning (1979) and CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer (2005). He is married to Patricia Penrose. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Patricia Penrose (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Father of two daughters.
Bob and his wife reside in Washington, DC
Has been with CBS News since 1969.
Was anchor of the CBS Evening News Sunday Edition from 1973 to 1976 and anchor of the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition from 1976 to 1996.
Became the temporary anchor of the CBS Evening News after Dan Rather stepped down. Though he expressed no interest in becoming the permanent anchor - Katie Couric was chosen in April, 2006, to fill the post permanently - viewer response was extraordinary. During his short tenure, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer (2005) actually experienced a rise in viewership while ABC and NBC both witnessed a decline.
Older brother of Tom Schieffer.
Favorite songs: "Ticks" by Brad Paisley, "Luckenbach, Texas" by Waylon Jennings, "Lone Star Blues" by Delbert McClinton, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.
CBS News Chief Washington correspondent [June 2011].
He and Jim Lehrer began their journalism careers together in Texas.
Lung cancer survivor.

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