So much for retirement. Bob Schieffer is returning to CBS News as an occasional contributor throughout the political election cycle, division president David Rhodes announced one day after coming to TCA.
Schieffer stepped away as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent and anchor of it Sunday Beltway show Face the Nation in June 2015 after a 24-year run. But retirement did not take. In his new assignment, he will appear across CBS News programs throughout the 2017 inauguration.
“I”m flattered and delighted to offer thoughts on this campaign,’ Schieffer said modestly in today’s announcement. “It’s certainly one of the most unusual of my lifetime.”
Schieffer has been a reporter for more than half a century and in 2015 marked his 46th at CBS News.