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Bernard Goldberg

Correspondent, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel

Bernard Goldberg is a correspondent for the new primetime CBS News magazine Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, which debuted in fall 1997. Most recently, Goldberg has served as a CBS News correspondent, regularly contributing reports on a wide variety of issues and subjects to many broadcasts, since October 1995.

Prior to that, he was a correspondent for Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, beginning in December 1992. Goldberg won an Ohio State Award for his Eye to Eye report on the decline of civilization in the last 30 years. He also hosted the acclaimed "Don't Blame Me," a one-hour primetime Eye to Eye special that explored the movement in American culture towards not taking responsibility for one's actions.

One of the preeminent writers in television news, Goldberg was a cornerstone of the CBS News magazine, 48 Hours (January 1988-July 1992). He was named a special correspondent for the broadcast in March 1989, having served as a staff correspondent since its premiere in January 1988. Goldberg's work for 48 Hours earned him six Emmy Awards, an Ohio State Award and a Sigma Delta Chi award. In all, he contributed more than 100 reports to 48 Hours.

In January 1992, Goldberg helped launch the CBS News magazine, Street Stories. One of his stories, a report on an innocent man sentenced to life for purse snatching, resulted in the man's release from prison. Goldberg was also a contributing correspondent to the CBS News primetime series Verdict, which was broadcast in the summer of 1991.

Prior to his 48 Hours assignment, he was a correspondent based in New York for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (1981-88) and was a frequent contributor to CBS News specials. On Election Night '84 and Election Night '82, Goldberg returned temporarily to the CBS News bureau in Atlanta to report on regional voting trends throughout the South.

Before coming to New York, Goldberg was based in CBS News' San Francisco bureau (April 1977-February 1981), where he covered the 1980 presidential campaign of California Governor Jerry Brown and the 1976 Republican National Convention, among other stories.

Goldberg joined CBS News in April 1972 as a producer based in Atlanta, where he worked until 1977. He became a reporter in 1974 and was named a correspondent in 1976. Goldberg has traveled throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, China, Japan and the former Soviet Union.

Prior to joining CBS News, he was an investigative reporter for WPLG-TV Miami (1970-72), a producer/writer for WTVJ-TV Miami (1969-70), and a writer/editor for the Associated Press in New York (1967-69).

Goldberg was born on May 31, 1945 in New York City. He was graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.