Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: February 09, 1928
Date of Passing: March 09, 2021
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Roger Mudd was an American news anchor and Peabody Award-winning journalist.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mudd graduated from Wilson High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in 1950, and his masters in American history from the University of North Carolina in 1951.

Roger Mudd was an American news anchor and Peabody Award-winning journalist.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mudd graduated from Wilson High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in 1950, and his masters in American history from the University of North Carolina in 1951.

Mudd joined CBS News in 1961, spending almost 20 years covering congressional affairs, political campaigns and corruption scandals, and serving as substitute and weekend anchor for the CBS Evening News. He worked on special reports regarding the Watergate scandal, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

After losing Walter Cronkite's seat as the weeknight anchor of the CBS Evening News to Dan Rather, Mudd joined NBC News in 1980, where he co-anchored NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw for a little over a year. He also co-moderated NBC's Meet the Press with Marvin Kalb, and two NBC news magazine shows with Connie Chung. After leaving NBC News in 1987, he became a correspondent for the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour on PBS until 1994. His last full-time hosting job was for the History Channel from 1995 to 2004.

Mudd published a memoir in 2008 called The Place to Be: Washington, CBS and the Glory Days of Television News. In 2010, he donated $4 million to his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, to endow the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.

Mudd died March 9, 2021, in McLean, Virginia. He was 93.

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