The Governors’ Award was presented to Steve Kroft at the 2013 Suncoast EMMY® Awards which were held at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Steve Kroft is a 60 MINUTES, CBS NEWS correspondent. He delivered his first report for the broadcast in September 1989; the 2013-2014 season is his 25th on 60 MINUTES.
During his years at 60 MINUTES he has interviewed many people and traveled to various locations to report on stories.
Steve has received many awards including 5 Peabody Awards, the Paul White Award by the Radio, Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA), the George Polk award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award in 2008, the Sigma Delta Chi award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac University and an Emmy® Award.
Before joining 60 MINUTES, Kroft was a principal correspondent on the CBS News magazine “West 57th” after serving as foreign correspondent for CBS News based in the London bureau. Prior to his assignment in London, Steve was a correspondent in the CBS News Miami bureau (1983). He joined CBS News in January 1980 as a reporter in the Northeast bureau in New York. He was named a correspondent in May 1981 and worked out of the Dallas bureau from January 1981 – May 1983. Before joining CBS News Kroft was a reporter for WPLG-TV, Miami, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, and WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY.
He graduated from Syracuse University in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree. He was honored by his alma mater in 1992 with the George Arents Medal. Steve earned a master’s degree from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Indiana University. He served with the US Army in Vietnam as a correspondent and photographer.
Steve is married to Journalist Jennet Conant and they have a son, John Conant Kroft.