Veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr died at a Washington hospital Friday morning, according to National Public Radio. Schorr was 93.
Schorr, who began as a foreign newspaper correspondent in 1946, helped launch CNN as its senior Washington correspondent in 1980 after two decades with CBS.
NPR, which Schorr joined as senior news analyst in 1985, said he died peacefully after a short illness.
His coverage put him on Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list.”
“Dan Schorr was an indefatigable and very good reporter,” former CBS anchor Dan Rather said. “He was an eye witness to many of the great events of the twentieth century. He covered them with accuracy and integrity.”
Schorr’s career was marked with controversy, but he served as an elder statesman of journalism in his last decades with NPR.
The host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition” called Schorr “a fierce journalist.”
“Nobody else in broadcast journalism — or perhaps any field — had as much experience and wisdom,” Scott Simon said. “I am just glad that, after being known for so many years as a tough and uncompromising journalist, NPR listeners also got to know the Dan Schorr that was playful, funny and kind.”
Schorr’s many awards included a Peabody for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” three Emmys and the duPont-Columbia Golden Baton.
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