Byron Pitts is an American journalist and author working for ABC News. He is a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist.
Until 2013, he served as a chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News and a contributor to the newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He has covered the September 11, 2001, attacks.
A news veteran with over 20 years of experience, other major stories Byron has covered include the war in Afghanistan and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Byron was named a Contributing Correspondent to CBS' 60 Minutes in 2009.
Byron began his career at WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC, where he covered local news and served as weekend sports anchor. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982, where he studied journalism and speech communication.
Byron Pitts is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and he currently lives in New York City.
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