Schieffer will address NNA at March Leaders' Summit in DC

Oct 9, 2013

One of the most recognized faces in American journalism will keynote NNA’s “We Believe in Newspapers” Leadership Summit set inWashington March 13-14. Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and a former newspaper reporter in Texas, will speak to the group at the National Press Club that Thursday evening. 
“We are pleased Bob will be with us,” said NNA President Robert M.Williams, Jr. “Bob’s reputation as a journalist with high standards, no doubt, goes back to his roots in newspapers, where, as a new reporter he was “accidentally” drawn into covering the Kennedy Assassination in Dallas. That’s just one of countless fascinating stories about Bob that come from his decades on the front line of journalism.” 
2013 marks Schieffer’s 56th year as a reporter and his 44th year at CBS News. He is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all fourmajor beats in the nation's capital – the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. 
Schieffer has served as the moderator of FACE THE NATION, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast, since 1991. He anchored the CBS EVENING NEWS from March 2005 to August 2006. He is also CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, a post he has held since 1982. Schieffer has received virtually every award in broadcast journalism, but feels the greatest honor was bestowed upon him in 2005 when his alma mater, Texas Christian University, created the Schieffer School of Journalism. Last year he moderated his third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.