How old is 60 minutes anchor maury schaffer

Morley Safer is now 83 years old; he was born on November 8, 1931, in Toronto, Canada. He and his wife, the former Jane Fearer, live in New York. They have a daughter, Sarah.

Safer's distinctive style and the broad range of his much-honored work have made him a giant in broadcast journalism and a mainstay of 60 Minutes since he joined in December 1970. The 2015 -'16 season marks his 46th on the program.

Prior to joining CBS News, Safer was a correspondent and producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for which he covered major stories in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including the war for Algerian Independence.

He is also the author of the best-seller "Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam" (Random House, 1990).

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Updated on Friday, August 14 2015 at 12:39PM EDT
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