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Scott Cameron Pelley is an American journalist and author who has been a correspondent and anchor for CBS News for more than 31 years. Pelley is the author of the 2019 book, Truth Worth Telling, and a correspondent for the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes. Pelley served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2011 to 2017, a period in which the broadcast added more than a million and a half viewers, achieving its highest ratings in more than a decade. Pelley served as CBS News’s chief White House correspondent from 1997 to 1999.
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Scott Pelley meets Pope Francis"What is your goal for America?" Scott Pelley asks Pope Francis about his upcoming trip to the U.S. The pope's response: "To meet people." Watch Pelley's full report "Pope Francis."
The most promising treatments for COVID-19Labs across the globe have mobilized in historic fashion to try to find a treatment for COVID-19. Scott Pelley reports on which therapeutics are causing optimism.
The COVID-19 treatments showing the most promiseLabs across the globe have mobilized in historic fashion to try to find a treatment for COVID-19. Scott Pelley reports on which therapeutics are causing optimism.
CatastropheHow Yemen's civil war has brought 7 million people, many of them children, to the brink of starvation. Scott Pelley reports.
War and hungerScott Pelley reports on the men and women of the World Food Programme who are risking their lives to save Syrians from starvation.
Fighting FamineIn South Sudan, 5M people don't know where their next meal is coming from and, of them, 100,000 are starving and face death. If not for humanitarian efforts, millions could die. Scott Pelley reports.
Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's fight to bring ISIS to courtThe 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipient tells 60 Minutes why she and her lawyer, Amal Clooney, want ISIS tried for war crimes and genocide. Scott Pelley reports.
When 60 Minutes met Nobel winner Nadia MuradIn 2014, she was the girl behind the veil who told Scott Pelley her harrowing story of rape. Four years later she was a woman honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.
The climate science behind this year's wildfires and powerful stormsIs climate change reversible? Scott Pelley speaks with the "father of climate science" and others for an answer.
Climate scientists on 2020’s wildfires and stormsIs climate change reversible? Scott Pelley speaks with the "father of climate science" and others for an answer.
California state fire chief says once-rare mega fires are now the normCalifornia state fire chief Thom Porter tells Scott Pelley how the fires in his state have become more destructive since he started in 1999. See the full story, Sunday.
Donald Trump's "hurricane of words"Some of the best moments from the 60 Minutes interview in which Scott Pelley challenges the GOP frontrunner including unaired clips.
Inside Trump's campaign headquartersScott Pelley gets a behind-the-scenes look at Trump's midtown campaign headquarters.
After the political attack, personal apologiesRepublicans who make "outrageous attacks on me" often apologize after the campaign is over, Hillary Clinton tells Scott Pelley
Romney on "Obamacare"Gov. Romney tells Scott Pelley he supports some elements of the Affordable Care Act, but considers it a "federal takeover of health care" -- and would repeal it if elected.
Romney: "We're taking enough money in taxes"Mitt Romney tells Scott Pelley the country's problem isn't that we're not taxing enough, but that "we're spending too much and we have too little growth."
Mitt Romney: Bank regulations have had a "chilling effect"Gov. Mitt Romney tells Scott Pelley that we need "extensive regulation" of Wall Street, but President Obama's approach has made small and regional banks reluctant to lend.
Romney: "I care about 100% of the American people"Gov. Romney tells Scott Pelley his secretly recorded comments at a campaign fundraiser were taken out of context, and he is passionate about helping "all the people of this country."
2006: Scott Pelley with a global warningThis week Lesley Stahl reports what happens when the Arctic thaws. In 2006, Scott Pelley explained why the ice is melting in the first place
Andrew McCabe: The full "60 Minutes" interviewFormer acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells "60 Minutes" about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing. Scott..
What you need to know about the Trump impeachment inquiryHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff talk with Scott Pelley about the impeachment inquiry of President Trump
H.R. McMaster on America's enemies, what he saw in the White HouseThe former national security adviser speaks with Scott Pelley about China, Russia, his decision to serve under President Trump and a host of other topics in a wide-ranging interview.
Sandra Day O'Connor: The Supreme Court's first femaleFormer Justice O'Connor told Scott Pelley how her appointment to the country's highest bench had an "incredible ripple effect" for women.
Donald Trump's conversations with Bob WoodardIn taped conversations with a Washington Post journalist, President Trump said he wanted to downplay the severity of the coronavirus. And the recordings reveal the President's view on how close the..
Inside Donald Trump's 18 recorded interviews with Bob Woodward for his book "Rage“In taped conversations with a Washington Post journalist, President Trump said he wanted to downplay the severity of the coronavirus. And the recordings reveal the President’s view on how close the..
Bob Woodward on President Trump downplaying the coronavirusJournalist Bob Woodward tells Scott Pelley he thinks President Trump "did not understand the American public" when the president revealed to Woodward he was downplaying the severity of the coronavirus...
Bob Woodward to discuss Trump book on "60 Minutes"In his first interview on Sunday for "60 Minutes," journalist Bob Woodward talks to correspondent Scott Pelley about his taped interviews with President Trump, including what he thought about the early..
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox ChurchSt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a..
Uncovering the Greenwood Massacre, nearly a century laterIn 1921, a thriving black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, burned, leaving hundreds dead. Scott Pelley reports.
Ask OhioCandidates who win this state have won the presidency in every election since 1964, but with Election Day around the corner, Scott Pelley finds a state divided.
A standoff over Red Flag gun lawsRed Flag gun laws allow temporary confiscation of firearms if a gun owner displays dangerous or threatening behavior. The laws have been adopted in 19 states and the District of Columbia, but in..
American's fight to expose corruption in RussiaBusinessman Bill Browder says his life has been threatened as a result of his claims of corruption in the Russian government. Scott Pelley reports.
2014 State of the Union AddressIn this year's address, President Obama discussed the state of the U.S. economy, immigration reform and plans for a minimum wage hike, and offered a vigorous defense of his health care plan. Scott..
Paul Ryan: "We will not default"Preview: Rep. Paul Ryan tells Scott Pelley the full faith and credit of the United States government will not be put in jeopardy when it comes time to raise the nation's debt limit again. For more of..
Huge waves expected at Hawaii beachTop surfers are expected to flock to Sunset Beach in Oahu as the National Weather Service is forecasting waves to reach 40 to 50 feet high in the area. Scott Pelley reports.
Massive explosion rocks Mississippi fuel plantFlames could be seen for miles from a huge explosion at a bio-diesel plant in Jackson, Miss. Nobody was hurt in the blast, and firefighters let the fire burn itself out, saying it was too dangerous to..
In the Mail60 Minutes hears from viewers on Scott Pelley's report “The Case of Alex Rodriguez” and on Lesley Stahl's report "The Cleantech Crash."
First thoughts as a hostageKidnapped aid worker Jessica Buchanan tells Scott Pelley that being taken hostage was like entering a "weird parallel universe"
60 Minutes Presents: Tales of SurvivalTwo tales of survival -- one about an American who nearly lost her life in Africa, the other about Africans who found their lives in America. Scott Pelley hosts a special hour of 60 Minutes Presents.
1/11: A-Rod's alleged supplier speaks out publicly; West Virginia residents unsure when water will be safe againAnthony Bosch ran a secret doping operation for pro athletes out of his clinic in Miami. He testified that Alex Rodriguez was his client and spoke publicly for the first time to Scott Pelley for "60..
Sullenberger remembers “Miracle on the Hudson” on eve of 5-year anniversaryFive years ago on Wednesday, a US Airways jetliner with 155 people on board made a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River. The pilot was Captain Chesley Sullenberger -- now a CBS News aviation and..
Rice on meeting Nelson Mandela and his effect on South AfricaFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Scott Pelley about Nelson Mandela's trip to the White House during the Bush administration and what he represents to Africans.
Rice: Nelson Mandela "demonstrated what real leadership and vision means"Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Scott Pelley about Nelson Mandela's place in history.
Elie Wiesel on Nelson Mandela's Nobel Peace PrizeHolocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel discusses the impact Nelson Mandela had on South Africa and the world. Scott Pelley reports.
The War Within: Treating PTSD60 Minutes gets a rare look inside new therapy sessions that are changing the lives of vets who suffer from PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott Pelley reports.
210 days in captivityMatthew Schrier's kidnapping, torture and escape from Syrian rebels provides a rare first-hand look into the brutal ways of the extremist rebel factions battling the Syrian dictatorship. Scott Pelley..
Sullenberger: "Pilot must always be mentally engaged"The National Transportation Safety Board is opening hearings into whether airline pilots are being lulled into crashes by cockpit computers. CBS News aviation and safety expert Capt. Chesley..
Pelosi's first time at the CapitolMinority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells Scott Pelley about her first visit to the Capitol and describes the building's symbolism.
Broken pieces of the domeStephen Ayers is the Architect of the Capitol. He shows Scott Pelley why a massive repair project is needed: pieces of the dome are falling off.