CBS News Stalwart Bob Simon Dies In Car Crash
February 12, 2015 at 4:06 AM (PT)
Longtime CBS NEWS foreign correspondent turned "60 MINUTES" correspondent BOB SIMON died WEDNESDAY night (2/11) when the livery cab in which he was riding crashed on MANHATTAN's WEST SIDE HIGHWAY. He was 73.
SIMON spent 47 years at CBS, starting in 1967 in NEW YORK and later serving at the TEL AVIV, State Department, SAIGON and MIDDLE EAST bureaus, winning an OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB Award in 1972 for his VIETNAM coverage on CBS RADIO NEWS and famously being held captive by the Iraqi Army for 40 days during the 1991 PERSIAN GULF WAR.