Reporter Mike Wallace, best known for his “60 Minutes” interviews, has died at 93.
“All of us at CBS News and particularly at ’60 Minutes’ owe so much to Mike. Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a ’60 Minutes.’ There simply hasn’t been another broadcast journalist with that much talent. It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what he would ask next. Around CBS he was the same infectious, funny and ferocious person as he was on TV. We loved him and we will miss him very much,” said Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and executive producer of “60 Minutes.”
Wallace retired at age 89 after triple bypass surgery.
Apart from reporting the news, the iconic reporter appeared on a variety of shows as an actor and program host in the 1940s and 1950s.