Bob Simon

Born in The Bronx, reporter Bob Simon was an American news correspondent for 46 years. Among the many events he reported on, often for CBS News, were The Troubles in Ireland in the late '60s and early '70s, the 1989 ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1941 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

60 Minutes 2004 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

60 Minutes Sports 2004 - 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

60 Minutes II 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vietnam: On the Frontlines 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Olympic Winter Games XVIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

We Were There: CBS News at 50 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Eye on the Earth 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Simon: Back to Baghdad 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Soviet Union: Seven Days in May 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the News (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (6)

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Production Manager

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Extreme Prejudice 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Monster in the Closet 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

A Stranger Is Watching 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Warriors 1979 (Movie)

(DGA Trainee)

Biography

Born in The Bronx, reporter Bob Simon was an American news correspondent for 46 years. Among the many events he reported on, often for CBS News, were The Troubles in Ireland in the late '60s and early '70s, the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square and the Yom Kippur War. Perhaps most notably, Simon covered the Persian Gulf War of 1991, during which he and four members of his television crew were captured and held as prisoners in Iraq for 40 days. This happened in the early days of the war, and Simon was forced to spend the majority of his time as a captive in solitary confinement. Later in his book <i>Forty Days</i>, he attributed the capture to carelessness on the part of himself and his crew, who had chosen to cross the border. In 1996 Simon was made a correspondent for venerable television newsmagazine "60 Minutes" (CBS 1968- ). His primary contribution to the show was the coverage of foreign events, for which he often traveled into dangerous territories around the world. Simon was killed on February 11, 2015 when his limousine driver lost control of his vehicle on Manhattan's West Side Highway. CBS News President David Rhodes praised Simon as "a lion of the medium," and after his death CBS anchor Dan Rather called him one of the few remaining "scholar correspondents" in the business.

EDUCATION

Brandeis University

Milestones

1996

Joined the popular CBS show "Sixty Minutes"

1991

Captured as prisoner during Persian Gulf War

1989

Covered Tiananmen Square student protests

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