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Steve Kroft Biography

Steve Kroft is an American journalist and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He was born on August 22nd, 1945 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA.

He is the son of Margaret and Fred Kroft. He attended Syracuse University and earned a bachelor’s degree graduating in 1967. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after graduating and he served in the Vietnam War.

He was a reporter for the Armed Forces Network having been assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi. He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Jennet Conant, and their son, John Conant Kroft.

There were allegations that Kroft had an affair with Lisan Goines who is a married lawyer from Manhattan.

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Steve Kroft

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In September 1989, Kroft and a colleague from West 57th, Meredith Vieira, joined 60 Minutes. He was the first American journalist to be given access to the Chernobyl nuclear facility and his story on this won an Emmy award.

Kroft was given an exclusive interview by the then Governor, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary after allegations of infidelity arose in the 1992 presidential elections. He won his first Peabody Award after a detailed friendly fire incident in the Gulf War in 1992.

He won two Emmy Awards in 1994 on stories of Senator Bob Dole and an exposé on the Cuban Government’s quarantine policy for people with HIV/AIDS. He won another Emmy award with the rest of the 60 Minutes team in 2003 for lifetime achievement.

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Kroft joined CBS News in 1980 as a correspondent in its Northeast authority, based out of New York City. The following year, he was named a journalist, and the system before long moved him to its Southwest Bureau in Dallas, where he remained until 1983.

That year, Kroft came back to Florida after CBS reassigned him to its Miami department. He was before long making incessant visits to the Caribbean and Latin America, covering the common war in El Salvador and the U.S. intrusion of Grenada.

In 1984, Kroft found work as an outside journalist at the CBS London agency, where he went broadly to main stories in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

A considerable lot of his assignments included worldwide psychological warfare and partisan viciousness, including the hijackings of TWA Flight 847 and Achille Lauro, the Rome and Vienna air terminal assaults of the Abu Nidal Organization, the Lebanese Civil War, and the brutality in Northern Ireland.

His report for the CBS Evening News on the death of Indira Gandhi won him an Emmy. In 1986, CBS News took Kroft back to the United States to turn into a foremost reporter on another magazine show called West 57th. He remained in that situation until the program was dropped in the spring of 1989.

That September, Kroft and Meredith Vieira, a West 57th partner, joined an hour. In 1990, he turned into the main American writer to be given broad access to the defiled grounds of the Chernobyl atomic office, and his story won an Emmy.

After charges of betrayal surfaced in the 1992 presidential race, at that point Governor Bill Clinton and his significant other, Hillary, gave a selective meeting to Kroft. The meeting was one of the vital turning points in the race.

Kroft kept on documenting notable reports for an hour. A 1992 fragment that definite a well-disposed flame episode in the Gulf War won him his first Peabody Award.

Two of Kroft’s accounts in 1994, a profile of Senator Bob Dole and a confession on the Cuban government’s isolate arrangement for individuals tainted with AIDS, won Emmy grants. In 2003, he and the remainder of the hour group were granted Emmys for lifetime accomplishment.

Kroft asked Clint Eastwood what number of kids he has while meeting the profoundly shrouded on-screen character in 1997. At the point when Eastwood reacted “I have a couple,” Kroft proposed the topic with an explanatory inquiry: “Seven children with five ladies, right?”— really a preservationist gauge, yet at the time a remarkable proclamation.

Eastwood did not reply and gazed at Kroft peacefully for 30 seconds. In May 2019, The Hollywood Reporter uncovered Kroft will resign from an hour on May 19, 2019, his 30th season on the show.

Steve Kroft Age

He was born on August 22nd, 1945 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA.

Steve Kroft Wife

He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Jennet Conant, and their son, John Conant Kroft.

Steve Kroft Height

He is 1.80m (5’10”)  tall.

Steve Kroft Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

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