Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bob Simon, Longtime CBS Correspondent confirm dead

Bob Simon, a Longtime CBS Correspondent, Dead At 73 of car crash.
This happened on Wednesday night,around 7 p.m and he sustained an injury in the accident.

CBS News' "60 Minutes" correspondent and foreign reporter,Simon's car collided with a Mercedes Benz stopped at a traffic light in Manhattan while his car lost control after collision.
Simon was taken to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital where he died while his 44 year old driver who was also taken to the hospital with mild injuries.

The Mercedes Benz driver was not seriously injured.

Little you need to know about Simon...
The award-winning reporter's career spanned five decades, taking him to conflict scenes around the world. Simon joined CBS in 1967, and then "60 Minutes" in 1996.
Simon covered a wide range of topics, including the Vietnam War and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. His assignments often put him right in the middle of conflict, in one instance leading to his imprisonment for 40 days in an Iraqi jail while covering the Gulf War.

One of his most notable assignments, "Curveball," detailed the investigation of the Iraqi defector who provided the faulty testimony that eventually led America to war. Just three days before his death, his story "When Selma Meets Hollywood" was broadcasted. He won a total of 27 Emmys.

CBS broke programming on Wednesday night to announce the news of Simon's death, as did CNN.

"I dreamed of being, and still hope to be, a quarter of the writer that Bob Simon is and has been," Anderson Cooper said.

CBS released a statement following Simon's death:
"It's a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News," "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager said in a statement. "It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times."

Simon was born on May 29, 1941, in the Bronx. He is survived by his wife, Françoise, and a daughter, Tanya, who is a producer for CBS News' "60 Minutes" in New York.

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