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Scott Pelley

Scott Pelley is an American TV journalist and news anchor. Scott Pelley is popular as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News as well as a correspondent for the CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’. Likewise, he is best known as the author of ‘Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times’.

Early Life

Scott Pelley was born on 28th July 1957. This makes Pelley 66 years old as of now. His birthplace is San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. Later he was brought up in Lubbock, Texas by his parents. His father’s name is John Elmer Pelley Jr.

Whereas, his mother’s name is Wanda Graves Pelley. Similarly, Scott has one brother named John Pelley. Furthermore, Pelley belongs to the American nationality. Besides that, he follows the Christian religion. According to astrology, Scott has Leo as a zodiac sign.

Talking about his educational status, he studied at Coronado High School and graduated after completing his studies. Later, Scott Pelley graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, with a degree in journalism.

Scott Pelley – Net Worth 2024

Talking about his net worth and earnings, he has an estimated net worth of around $16 million US dollars. Likewise, an American journalist’s annual salary is about $7 million. Scott Pelley earned a huge fortune being an American journalist and news anchor.

Personal Life

Scott married his wife Jane Boone in 1983. Jane Boone is a former television reporter and advertising executive. Scott and Jane are blessed with two children, one son, and one daughter.

They are Reece Pelley and Blair Pelley. Currently, they are living a happy and comfortable life with their family.

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Caption: Scott Pelley with his wife, Jane Boone (Source: Instagram)


In 1975, Scott started his career working as a broadcast journalist at KSEL-TV which is a local channel in Lubbock. In the year 1978, Scott went to KXAS-TV in Fort Worth, and later he worked on WFAA TV in 1982.

Likewise, in 1989, he started his CBS career in New York City. Whereas, an American journalist is also working on 60 Minutes which corresponds to the magazine CBS News Magazine.

He left the White House to join Hour II after its initiation in 1999. Later in 2000, he held the primary meeting with President George W. Bramble.

Similarly, Scott revealed the area of the falling World Trade Center towers in the same year. Further, in 2003, he began documenting reports for an hour on Sunday.

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Caption: An American Journalist, Scott Pelley (Source:

Moreover, Pelley directed a meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2008. It was the first meeting with a Fed Chairman in quite a while and broke a long-standing Federal Reserve convention.

Further, on June 6, 2011, Pelley was appointed as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. In addition, an American journalist has also written a book named Truth Worth Telling that all Americans read.


Scott Pelley has gained many awards including 40 National Emmy Awards, 8 Edward R. Murrow Awards, George Foster Peabody Award, Gerald Loeb Award, Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award, and Walter Cronkite Award for his Excellence in Journalism.

Body Measurements

An American Journalist, Scott has a height of 5 feet 6 inches. While he weighs around 57kg.

Other than this, his body measurements details like his chest-waist-hip sizes, dress size, biceps, etc. are not available in the media. Moreover, Pelley has a pair of black eyes and grey-colored hair.

Scott Pelley – Social Media

Reflecting upon his social media accounts, Scott is active in social media. He has an Instagram account under the name @scottpelley and has more than 3k followers.

Likewise, Pelley has an official Twitter account under the name @ScottPelley and has more than 64k followers. Moreover, he has a Facebook account under his name but he is less active on Facebook than on other social media accounts.