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Pelley has been with CBS News for more than 20 years and has worked his way up through the reporter ranks. While his name may not be readily known by everyone, he's made his mark by breaking several significant national news stories over the years.
Scott Pelley's Early Career:
After that, he held several positions in local television. Those jobs started with KSEL in Lubbock (now KAMC), where Pelley worked from 1975 until 1978. Then it was off to Dallas/Fort Worth, where he worked at KXAS from 1978-1981 and WFAA from 1982-89.
Pelley joined CBS News in 1989. He began his network career as a New York-based reporter.
Pelley has many accomplishments, both for late-breaking news and for in-depth investigations. He was one of the first reporters on the scene in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has reported extensively from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
His investigative work includes breaking stories about Pres. Bill Clinton's involvement with Monica Lewinsky. He also received numerous awards for stories about how America discards unwanted electronics.
As a native Texan, Pelley has his home state in common with former CBS News anchors Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer.
Pelley is married to Jane Boone Pelley, who once worked as a reporter at KXAS in Dallas/Fort Worth. They have two children, a son and a daughter.