Thursday, February 12, 2015

“60 minutes” reporter Bob Simon died in car accident

It was a terrific loss for all of us when CBS News reporter Bob Simon suddenly died in a car accident on Wednesday night at Manhattan’s West Side Highway in New York City.  He was at the age of 73. 

He was longtime correspondent of “60 minutes” and spends more than five decades for his journalism career in which he covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories.  
Simon was a passenger in a town car which hit another car at Manhattan’s West Side Highway that crashed the barriers and separated the traffic lanes. The car driver and Simon rushed to the hospital where Simon was pronounced to be dead, according to Police. 

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley announced the death of Bob Simon with red yes in a special report. 

"Bob Simon was a giant of broadcast journalism, and a dear friend to everyone in the CBS News family. We are all shocked by this tragic, sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's extended family and especially with our colleague Tanya Simon," said CBS News President David Rhodes.    

"There is no one else like Bob Simon. All of us at CBS News and particularly at 60 Minutes will miss him very much," Fager said.

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