CBS anchor Scott Pelley to receive Walter Cronkite Award

The university announced Monday that Pelley will receive the award during a Nov. 21 luncheon in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) – “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley will receive the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The university announced Monday that Pelley will receive the award during a Nov. 21 luncheon in Phoenix. The newscast will be broadcast that day live from the Cronkite School on the university’s downtown Phoenix campus.

Pelley said in a statement released by the university that he’s humbled to receive the award because it’s named after Cronkite, whom Pelley said he knew, admired and loved.

Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan said Pelley represents Cronkite’s values of accuracy, objectivity and integrity.

Pelley joined CBS News in 1989 and he became anchor in 2011.

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