Principal Correspondent, CBS News Magazine
Correspondent, "60 Minutes"
Few journalists have achieved the impact and recognition that Steve Kroft’ s work has generated for 23 seasons on the most watched news program on television. Kroft’s 60 MINUTES story on insider trading in the U.S. Congress drove the recent passage of the STOCK Act. He is the only 60 MINUTES correspondent to win two Peabody Awards in the same year, bringing his total number of television’s most prestigious award to five. One was for a story on the vulnerabilities of infrastructures to computer hackers and the other on the enormous sums of money spent prolonging the lives of dying Americans. Kroft has won television journalism’s highest honor, the DuPont Columbia University Journalism silver baton, twice. He began his journalism career in Vietnam, serving with Pacific Stars and Stripes.