Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer whose birth name was Bob Lloyd Schieffer was given birth to in the year 1937 on the 25th of February. The 79 year old anchor and journalist was given birth to in the town of Austin which is located in Texas, United States of America.

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Bob Schieffer was born to Gladys and John Emitt Schieffer. He grew up in Texas and attended the North Side High School. He also attended the Texas Christian University.


In the Year 1973, Bob Schieffer anchored the news broadcast on the evenings of Sunday to the year 1997. He has since then worked as an anchor for tv shows for a long time. He was also the anchor on the evenings of Saturday to the year from the year 1977 to the year 1996. He served as a correspondent in the CBS White House from the year 1974 to the year 1979 and the Pentagon from the year 1970 to the year 1974.

After the controversial retirement of Dan Rather, he served in the evening news of CBS during the week days as a temporary anchor on the 10th of March in the year 2005. The first broadcast of Schieffer after Dan Rather witnessed 200,000 new viewers. It also increased the ratings of the news. His last broadcast for the evening news of CBS was on the 31st of August on the year 2006. He also served as an auxiliary anchor for Scott and Couric Pelley after becoming the evening news anchor in the month of June, 2011.

On the 8th of April, 2015, Schieffer retired after being a journalist for 52 years. He worked with the CBS for 46 years. The last broadcase he made was as Face of the Nation moderator on the 31st of May, 2015.


Apart from the National Press Foundation, naming Bob Schieffer, the 2002 Broadcaster of the Year award, he has also won 2 awards from Sigma Delta Chi and Emmy Awards. In 2013, he was listed in the Hall of Fame of Television Academy.


Bob Schieffer wrote 3 books during his journalist career. The names of the book include Bob Schieffer’s America, The Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV and My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast.

Other Interests

Tom Schieffer has always being interested in being a songwriter. He however started working with Washington and New York musicians, writing songs for them. His most recent efforts have led to 4 songs being released by Honky Tonk Confidential which appeared on their album.

Personal Life

Bob Schieffer is Tom Shieffer’s elder brother. Tom Schieffer was a former business partner and friend to President George Bush and served as an ambassador to Australia from the year 2001 to the year 2005 as well as the ambassador to Japan from the year 2005 to the year 2009. On the 2nd of March, in the year 2009, he spoke about starting a committee for exploration, to lead to his nomination by the Democratic Party, to run for Texas Governor. He also has an elder sister named Sharon Schieffer Moyes.

Bob Schieffer, in the year 1967, got married to his wife, Patricia Penrose. Their marriage is blessed with 2 girls. In the year 2003, Bob was detected to be suffering from a grade III cancer of the bladder. He was however declared free from cancer in the year 2004. He was also detected to be suffering from diabetes. He is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million.

Quick Facts
Net Worth 2021: 10 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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