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Bob Schieffer announces retirement after 46 years

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — CBS’s Bob Schieffer announced Wednesday that he’s retiring from CBS News after an illustrious  46- year run.  The 78-year-old journalist has anchored “Face the Nation” for the past 24 years.

During his long career at the Tiffany Network,  Schieffer served as the network’s chief Washington correspondent, anchored the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News”, and has interviewed ever president since Richard M. Nixon.

Schieffer has won eight Emmys, the overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award.

He was also named a living legend by the Library of Congress in 2008.

CBSNLive announced the esteemed journalist retirement via Twitter Wednesday night.  He announced it live at an event carried by the CBSN website.