“If there really is love at first sight, we must have caught it.”- Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer is a multi-talented American television journalist in many genres including literature, music, and culture. People highly appreciated Bob Schieffer for his excellent to moderate on presidential debates.
Bob is one of those journalists who are able to complete the coverage of the major Washington national assignments: the Pentagon, the White House, United States Congress and United States Department of State. Bob has dealt mostly with the national politics during his career in CBS. He is also the interview of every President of the United States ever since Richard Nixon.
Bob Schieffer has been part of the CBS News since 1969. He served as the anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News for 20 years in between 1976 and 1996. Bob was also the chief Washington Correspondent from 1982 to 2015. He was also the moderator of the Sunday public affairs show: “Face the Nation” from 1991 to May 31, 2015. Bob was also interim weekday anchor of CBS Evening News from March 2005 to August 31, 2006.
Bob retired from Face the Nation and worked for CBS as a contributor. He has made many appearances on various air giving commentary covering the 2016 presidential election. Bob is currently busy with a new podcast “Bob Schieffer’s ‘About the News’ with H. Andrew Schwartz.”
Bob Schieffer married Patricia Penrose on 15 April 1967. The couple has two kids (both daughters). Patricia gave birth to her first daughter Susan. On the day of delivery, Bob had been working late and just arrived home to take Patricia to the hospital as she was preparing to take a cab to the hospital. After two years, Susan had her sister Sharon. When Bob was growing at CBS News, Patricia started a toy store which later became one of Washington’s favorite store. They live in Washington, DC. Bob and his wife are blessed with their kids and have a wonderful loving family that has supported him in his career.
Tom Schieffer is Bob’s small brother who is a friend and a former business partner of former President George W. Bush and served Japan as U.S. Ambassador from 2005 through 2009. Tom announced that he was forming an investigatory committee which will allow him to seek Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas.
Bob has a sister Sharon Schieffer Mayes. She is a retired teacher and worked in school administration. Sharon taught science for 17 years before becoming the Vice Principal of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She became the high school principal at Keller High School at the time when only 2% of the principals in the largest high schools in Texas were women.
Bob Schieffer is famous for his long career in one of America’s major commercial broadcasting television network; CBS. He has also worked as an actor in some of the movies. Bob has also completed his passion for music with various collaboration with Artists in New York.
According to the celebrity net worth website, Bob Schieffer has a Net Worth of $10 million.
Bob’s Short Bio
On February 25, 1937, Bob Schieffer was born in Austin, Texas. John Emmitt Schieffer and Gladys Payne Schieffer were his parents. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bob Schieffer completed his schooling from North Side High School and his journalism from Texas Christian University(TCU). Bob was a part of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The College of Communication at TCU renamed its name in honor of Bob Schieffer in 2013.
Bob Schieffer won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2013. He has also won News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.
Bob even spread his magic in music with Washington area band, Honky Tonk Confidential and their songs appeared on CD.“Road Kill Stew,” “ Other news(with Special guest Bob Schieffer),” are some of his musical legacies. He also wrote many songs and sings “TV Anchorman.” He is also a writer. “This Just in What I Couldn’t Tell You On TV,” “Bob Schieffer’s America,” are some of his books. Bob has also acted in movies like “Addicted to Fame (2012),” and “Truth in Numbers? (2010).”
Bob Schieffer survived from grade III bladder cancer. His doctor diagnosed him with cancer in 2003 and was cancer-free since 2004. Bo is also a Type 2 diabetic patient and is on insulin therapy.