NEW YORK, NY — Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent of CBS’ TV news magazine 60 Minutes, has died at 84.
Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in “60 Minutes” history. He joined 60 Minutes in 1970 after working for CBS News in other capacities for about six years. In his 46 years on the venerable program, he has filed more than 900 reports. His last story, a profile of Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels, was broadcast in March.
CBS announced Safer’s retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on Sunday.
“It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air,” Safer said in a statement. “But most of all I thank the millions of people who have been loyal to our broadcast.”