CBS anchor Scott Pelley to receive Walter Cronkite Award
PHOENIX (AP) — “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley is set to receive the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Pelley will get the award Monday in Phoenix.
The newscast will be broadcast that day live from the Cronkite School on the university’s downtown Phoenix campus.
Pelley says he’s humbled to receive the award because it’s named after Cronkite, whom Pelley said he knew, admired and loved.
Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan says Pelley represents Cronkite’s values of accuracy, objectivity and integrity.
Pelley joined CBS News in 1989. He became anchor in 2011.
ASU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication was named in Cronkite’s honor in 1984.
The famed CBS News anchor died in 2009.