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Eric Sevareid

American author and CBS news journalist

Died when: 79 years 226 days (955 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Eric Sevareid

Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992) was an American author and CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977.He was one of a group of elite war correspondents who were hired by CBS newsman Edward R.

Murrow and nicknamed "Murrow's Boys." Sevareid was the first to report the Fall of Paris in 1940, when the city was captured by German forces during World War II.

Sevareid followed in Murrow's footsteps as a commentator on the CBS Evening News for thirteen years, for which he was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards.

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