Scott Cameron Pelley, who is better known as just Scott Pelley, was born on 28th July in the year 1957. His biography began in San Antonio, Texas, where he drew the first breath. However, he spent most part of his childhood in Lubbock, Texas.


In his hometown Lubbock, he studied at the Coronado High School. Later, he also obtained a degree in Journalism from the Texas Tech University, which is also located in his hometown.

Career Experience

The career of Scott Pelley began at a very early age, when he was just 15 years old. At that time, he falsified the actual age in order to get employed by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, where he worked as a copyboy. In 1975, he became a journalist at the local KSEL-TV. Three years later, he moved on to work at the WFAA-TV, stationed in Dallas.

He finished his work in Dallas at the WFAA-TV 7 years later, in 1989, when he got employed by the CBS channel to be a host of the CBS News Program. Later, he came back to Dallas to report on national affairs from the local bureau of the CBS. Thereafter, however, Scott Pelley became the channel’s international correspondent who covered the Gulf War II. At that time, destinations of his journeys included Kuwait and Iraq. Moreover, he covered such events like the First Bombing of the World Trade Center, the Bombing of Oklahoma City in 1995, and the Waco Siege. In the period between 1997 and 1997, Scott Pelley was the chief correspondent of the CBS from the White House, where he played a crucial role in reporting on the Clinton Affair.

Though, Pelley left that position in 1991 in order to join the newly-created “60 Minutes II” program. Shortly after joining the program and becoming its host, he made a first interview with then newly elected President George W. Bush. Moreover, he later has interviewed such notable personalities as Ben Bernanke and President Barack Obama. He was the only journalist who broke the rule of not interviewing chairmen of the FED. He also had a meeting with Pope Francis upon his arrival to the United States.

Scott Pelley has consistently covered important issues, such as the World Economic Crisis 2008-2009, the Second Bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001, and the journalist has many times reported on the war topics. In particular, Scott Pelley has covered the Invasion of Iraq in 1991, the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003, genocide in Sudan in 2006, and others. For his outstanding work, he, along with his team, received a large number of awards, including several George Foster Peabody Awards, the George Polk Award, a huge number of Emmy Awards, and others.

Up to date, his net worth is believed to be equal to $16 million. At the same time, his salary amounts to $7 million a year.

Personal life

Scott Pelley married Jane Boone. His wife was also a reporter at a Dallas TV station. They have two children, a daughter and a son, even though information about their private life remains unavailable to the public.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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