Steve Kroft


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    Kroft was born on August 22, 1945, in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Margaret and Fred Kroft.


Steve Kroft completed schooling in Indiana


Kroft attended Syracuse University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1967.


After his graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.Kroft joined CBS News in 1980 as a reporter in its Northeast bureau, based out of New York City. The next year, he was named a correspondent and the network soon moved him to its Southwest Bureau in Dallas, where he stayed until 1983. That year, Kroft returned to Florida after CBS reassigned him to its Miami bureau. He was soon making frequent visits to the Caribbean and Latin America, covering the civil war in El Salvador and the U.S. invasion of Grenada. ;That September, Kroft and Meredith Vieira, a West 57th colleague, joined 60 Minutes. In 1990, he became the first American journalist to be given extensive access to the contaminated grounds of the Chernobyl nuclear facility, and his story won an Emmy. After allegations of infidelity surfaced in the 1992 presidential election, then-Governor Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, gave an exclusive interview to Kroft. The interview was one of the defining moments in the election.  Kroft asked Clint Eastwood how many children he has while interviewing the highly secretive actor in 1997. When Eastwood responded "I have a few," Kroft broached the subject with a declarative question: "Seven kids with five women, right?"—actually a conservative estimate, but at the time an unprecedented statement. Eastwood did not answer and stared at Kroft in silence for 30 seconds


11-time Emmy Award winner including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003

5-time Peabody Award winner

2-time Columbia University DuPont Award winner

1992: George Arents Medal, the highest honor given to a Syracuse University alumnus

Honorary Doctoral degrees from Indiana University; Binghamton University; and Long Island University.

2007: Medallion of the University, the highest honor given by the University at Albany.

2009: List of George Polk Award Winners

2009: Gerald Loeb Award

2010: Paul White Award, Radio Television Digital News Association

Personal Life:

Kroft lives in New York City with his wife, Jennet Conant, who is a journalist and author. They have one son, John Conant Kroft who, as of 2012, attends the Juilliard School. According to several reports, Kroft has admitted to an affair with Lisan Goines, a married Manhattan lawyer, who is a graduate of Columbia Law School

Social Media:

facebook name: Steve Croft, number of followers: 1,731 

Twitter name: Steve Kroft

Number of Twitter followers: 590

Instagram name: kroftsteve

Number of Instagram followers: 4


Kroft has been corrected by about the statistics that he used when interviewing U.S. President Barack Obama on December 13, 2009. He specifically stated in the interview that "Most Americans right now don't believe this war's worth fighting". He then proceeded to question President Obama, about why he was proceeding forward with the war without public support. Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newportchallenged his statement and presented data, that indicated that Americans were split on the War in Afghanistan. In March 2009, Kroft asked Obama, who was laughing while discussing the recession.




Quick Facts
Birth Date: 22 Aug, 1945
Age: 74 yrs
Occupations: War correspondent
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Kokomo
Gender: Male
Description: American journalist
Spouse: Jennet Conant
Net Worth 2021: 30 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2020
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