|ERIC SEVAREID  (1912 - 1992)
Born in Velva, North Dakota, U.S.A., 26 November 1912. Educated at the University of Minnesota, B.A. in political science 1935; studied at London School of Economics and Alliance Française in Paris. Married: 1) Lois Finger, 1935 (divorced, 1962); two sons; 2) Belén Marshall, 1963; one daughter; 3) Suzanne St. Pierre. Worked as teenager as copy boy for the Minneapolis Journal; worked during college as freelancer for the Minneapolis Star; served on staff of the Minneapolis Journal, 1936-37; reporter, Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune, 1938; recruited to join CBS radio by Edward R. Murrow, 1939; traveled with French army and air force for CBS, 1939-40, became first to report France's capitulation to Germany; assigned to CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C., 1941-43; served as war correspondent in China, 1943-44, London, 1945; served as chief Washington, D.C., correspondent for CBS, 1946-59; worked as European correspondent, 1959-61; moderator, numerous CBS News programs, 1961-64; served as commentator for The CBS Evening News, from 1963; national correspondent, CBS News, from 1964; hosted interview series, Conversations With Eric Sevareid, from 1977; consultant, CBS News, from 1977; reported on numerous presidential conventions. Received numerous honorary degrees. Recipient: Peabody Awards, 1950, 1964, and 1976; three Emmy Awards; two Overseas Press Club Awards; Harry S. Truman Award, 1981; numerous other awards. Died 10 July 1992.