CBS Newsers packed Oyamel Cocina last night for a Bob Orr send-off. The longtime justice and homeland security correspondent is retiring after 22 years with CBS News and 40 years in the business.
CBS News bureau chief Chris Isham, deputy bureau chief Ward Sloane and “60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager were on hand, as was Scott Pelley, who anchored “Evening News” from DC last night. “Evening News” EP Steve Capus was there, as well as his former NBC News colleague Pete Williams. Plus, Orr’s longtime producer and friend Andy Triay; also, CBS correspondents Bill Plante, Chip Reid, Nancy Cordes, Wyatt Andrews, and Julianna Goldman.
There was a 10-minute tribute video of Orr’s career narrated by retired CBS Newsman Bill Kurtis, perhaps most famous now for his voiceovers in “Anchorman.”
In a 5 Questions interview, TVNewser asked Orr why retire now: “It feels like the right time for me. I will let you know if it doesn’t work out,” he says.