Longtime CBS News Correspondent Eric Engberg Dies At 74
March 29, 2016 at 7:44 AM (PT)
Longtime CBS NEWS Correspondent ERIC ENGBERG has passed away at his home in PALMETTO, FL at 74, the network is reporting.
ENGBERG worked at KFRU/COLUMBIA, MO while a student at the UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM and reported at WTOP-A/WASHINGTON in 1968, later moving to crosstown ABC affiliate WMAL-TV (now WJLA-TV) as Public Affairs Director and then News Director. He joined GROUP W WESTINGHOUSE RADIO in 1972, winning a SIGMA DELTA CHI Award for Best Radio News Reporting for his coverage of Vice President SPIRO T. AGNEW's resignation.
ENGBERG was hired by CBS NEWS for its NEW YORK bureau in 1975, moving to DALLAS in 1976 and then WASHINGTON in 1981, where he hosted the "REALITY CHECK" segment on "CBS EVENING NEWS" for 26 years and reported on several major investigative projects, including the COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY-DUPONT Silver Baton-winning 1998 story identifying the VIETNAM WAR Unknown Soldier buried at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. He retired in 2002.