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CBS anchor Scott Pelley to speak at NACDS dinner
September 28th, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley will be the keynote speaker for the 13th annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York City.
"We are honored that distinguished journalist Scott Pelley will provide the keynote address at this year's NACDS Foundation Dinner," foundation president Edith Rosato said in a statement. "We look forward to his captivating accounts and energizing message, crafted with the benefit of a 20-year career on the front line of news and politics."
An Emmy-award winning journalist, Pelley became a national reporter for CBS News in 1989. He went on to become the network's chief White House correspondent. During his career, he covered some of the biggest domestic and international news stories and interviewed a variety of world leaders, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Pelley has received multiple awards for his reporting and investigative work. He and his 60 Minutes team provided independent coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, having decided to forego the Pentagon’s approach to “embedding” reporters within the U.S. forces. He also is known for diverse reporting, including an award-winning investigation of child slavery in India and a rare interview in 2008 with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, despite the tradition in which the Fed chairman refrains from such exposure. In 2002, Pelley was granted the only interview with President George W. Bush on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"The NACDS Foundation values the opportunity to present highly relevant insights on an evening that celebrates the NACDS Foundation's highly relevant work to advance public health," Rosato said.