NYC Crash Kills '60 Minutes' Reporter

Bob Simon, 73, died in a Feb. 11 car accident, the show’s executive producer announced.

War correspondent, Peabody and Emmy Award winner, and longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, 73, died Feb. 11 in a car accident in New York City. "It's a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News," 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager said in a statement. "It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times.”

He called Simon "a reporter's reporter. He was driven by a natural curiosity that took him all over the world covering every kind of story imaginable. There is no one else like Bob Simon. All of us at CBS News and particularly at 60 Minutes will miss him very much."

Simon joined CBS News in 1967 in New York, worked in its Tel Aviv bureau from 1977-81, and worked in Washington, D.C., before becoming the network's State Department correspondent. He received a Peabody Award in 2000 for "a body of work by an outstanding international journalist on a diverse set of critical global issues" and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003, according to the CBS News report.

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