A 60 Minutes "Grand Slam"

Wins Its 12th duPont-Columbia Journalism Award

Correspondent Steve Kroft's investigation into the disappearance of $500 million earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq won 60 Minutes a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University journalism award, the university announced on Monday. It was the 12th time the broadcast won the award.

It also marked the completion of a high-profile journalism awards "Grand Slam" for the news program, which in 2007 also took home four Emmys, a Peabody and an RTNDA Murrow Award, among others.

Kroft's story took over a year to report and brought him and his team to three countries before the final product was broadcast on Oct. 22, 2006. His report, "The Mother of All Heists," broke new ground in an embarrassing mystery that neither the U.S. nor the Iraqi government was very interested in solving.

Credits for the winning report are as follows: Andy Court, Keith Sharman, producers; Daniel J.Glucksman, editor; Amjad Tadros, field producer, CBS News Amman; Tadd Lascari, Jonathan Schienberg, broadcast associates; Jan Morgan, Jurgen Neumann, camera; Rowland Fowles, Luigi Giuliani, sound; CBS News Baghdad Bureau, additional reporting and translation; Michael R. Whitney, senior broadcast producer; Patti Hassler, executive editor; Jeff Fager, executive producer.