Eric Sevareid

American journalist (1912–1992)

Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992) was an American author and CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents that was hired by CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow and nicknamed "Murrow's Boys." He followed in Murrow's footsteps as a commentator on the CBS Evening News for 12 years for which he was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards.

Eric Sevareid
Arnold Eric Sevareid

November 26, 1912
DiedJuly 9, 1992(1992-07-09) (aged 79)
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
B.A. 1935
OccupationNews journalist
Lois Finger (m. 1935–1962)

Belén Marshall (m. 1963–1974)

Suzanne St. Pierre (m. 1979)

Sevaraid was the first to report the Fall of Paris, when the city was captured by the Germans during World War II.

Sevareid died of stomach cancer on July 9, 1992 in Washington, D.C., aged 79.

Other websites change

  • "Yesterday's News". Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Excerpt from "Canoeing with the Cree" series, Minneapolis Star, September 6, 1930
  • Farewell speech at YouTube Recording of final broadcast message, November 30, 1977.
  • Sevareid Appearances on C-SPAN