Bill Whitaker to Receive RTDNF First Amendment Award

By Chris Ariens 

60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker will be honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award at the RTDNF’s annual First Amendment Awards dinner next month.

Whitaker joins past Zeidenberg winners Walter Cronkite, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer, Lester HoltMike Wallace, Judy Woodruff and Bob Schieffer.

Whitaker joined 60 Minutes in 2014, but has been with CBS News since 1984 starting out as an Atlanta-based reporter. In 1992, he began a 20-year career at CBS’s Los Angeles bureau. His 60 Minutes reporting has taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East.


Whitaker will be presented the award on March 14, in Washington, D.C.