Bill Whitaker Joins ’60 Minutes’


By Jordan Chariton Comment

BillWhitakerNewCBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker has been named a correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

“Bill Whitaker is one of the great veterans of CBS News. He has had a distinguished career covering just about every kind of story all over the world,” said CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager.

“Bill is a natural fit at ’60 Minutes’ and it’s exciting that he has agreed to join us.”

Whitaker has been with CBS News for 30 years, joining in 1984 with stretches reporting from Atlanta, Tokyo, South Africa,  and Los Angeles.

He’s covered everything from earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, to presidential campaigns, to the O.J. Simpson trials, to the early stages of the Afghanistan War.