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Eric Sevareid

  • Birthplace: Velva, North Dakota
  • Birthday: November 26
Date of passing: 
July 09, 1992

Eric Sevareid was an American author and CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977.

He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys".

He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his aircraft was shot down and he was rescued from behind enemy lines by a search and rescue team established for that purpose.

Eric Sevareid was an American author and CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977.

He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys".

He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his aircraft was shot down and he was rescued from behind enemy lines by a search and rescue team established for that purpose.

After a long and distinguished career, he followed in Murrow's footsteps as a commentator on the CBS Evening News for 12 years for which he was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards.

Eric Sevareid was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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BEST NEWS COMMENTARY - 1958

BEST NEWS REPORTER OR COMMENTATOR - 1955

  • Nominee
  • Eric Sevareid, as
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  • CBS