Mike Wallace, the famed CBS reporter, has died at a care facility in New Haven, CT. He was 93.
CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.
Wallace died Saturday night, CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco said. On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer said Wallace died at a care facility in New Haven, Connecticut, where he had lived in recent years.
Wallace is most famous for his long-running career on “60 Minutes,” a show he helped bring from a news oddity to one of the most recognizable names in the industry. His son, Chris Wallace, is a Fox News contributor and host of “Fox News Sunday.”
Regardless of your take on whether Wallace was a good influence or bad, there’s no argument that his career was one of the most influential in television news. His style of interrogative interviewing lives on in countless reporters around the country and, no doubt, around the world. My condolences to his family and friends; my prayers for his eternal rest in Heaven.