Charlie Rose Receives 2015 Cronkite Award

By Mark Joyella 

CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in a ceremony at Arizona State University this morning.

The award, handed out by ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, has previously gone to Tom Brokaw, Bob Schieffer, and William Paley.

When the 2015 award was announced in June, Rose spoke of his respect for Cronkite. “I treasure this honor the way I cherish the life of Walter Cronkite,” Rose said. “What I loved about his life was his passion for all things in life, including sailing. His journalism went far beyond the headlines to include the same range of curiosity I pursue from politics to people, from science to space, and always the story. Whether he was looking back into history or forward into space, he was the constant connection to our world.”