Steve Kroft

Correspondent, News editor, Producer
Methodical in his approach to a story, Steve Kroft is the youngest of the reporters on "60 Minutes", the venerable magazine format news show he joined in 1989. Kroft began his career in TV reportage with WSYR-TV in ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1945 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Pauly Shore Stands Alone 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

60 Minutes 2004 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

60 Minutes Sports 2013 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Performer)

CBS Reports: The Road to the White House 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Child Prodigies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Inside the Animal Mind 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Clintons: A Marriage of Power 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes at 30 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Rescue: The Baby Jessica Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

60 Minutes More 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes... 25 Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

West 57th 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the News (TV Show)

Actor

Merchants of Death (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

Methodical in his approach to a story, Steve Kroft is the youngest of the reporters on "60 Minutes", the venerable magazine format news show he joined in 1989. Kroft began his career in TV reportage with WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY in 1972 and later worked at CBS affiliate WJXT-TV from 1975-77 in Jacksonville, Florida. He has covered myriad events and issues in his tenure at CBS, from the war in El Salvador to the assassination of Indira Gandhi. But he is perhaps best recalled for his 1992 interview with then candidate Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton after allegations of Clinton's affair with Gennifer Flowers had reached the press. While no one accused Kroft of going soft on Clinton, many believe Clinton was able to redeem himself during the course of the "60 Minutes" segment.

Relationships

Jennet Conant

Wife

John Kroft

Son
born on April 9, 1994

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York 1967

Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University

New York , New York 1975

Milestones

1992

Interviewed presidential candidate Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, after allegations of adultery threatened to derail his White House bid

1989

Became correspondent and co-editor on "60 Minutes"

1986

Named principal correspondent on "West 57th Street"

1983

Joined CBS News Miami bureau

1980

Joined CBS News as a New York reporter

1972

Reporter for WSYR-TV Syracuse, New York

Investigative reporter for Florida CBS affiliate

Reporter for Stars and Stripes while serving in the army in Vietnam

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