Many people worldwide are mourning the loss of CBS’ Bob Simon this week. That includes SAG-AFTRA, the union to which Simon belonged.
Simon was killed in a car accident Wednesday night. He was 73.
Simon was best known for his more than four decades as a CBS News reporter for radio and television, as well as his work as a 60 Minutes correspondent since 1996. In 2003, Simon also received an AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Broadcasting, known as an AMEE, alongside several of his fellow journalists from 60 Minutes.
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard called Simon’s death “heartbreaking” and said, “He was a bold reporter who never let fear get in the way of fulfilling his duty as a journalist.”
Speaking to Wall Street analysts this week in reporting the company’s earnings, CEO Les Moonves characterized Simon as “an important member of the CBS News family and the entire CBS organization.”