Bill Whitaker

Bill Whitaker is a CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent. Mr. Whitaker is wide-ranging and prolific in his reporting. In his first two seasons on “60 Minutes,” he reported from Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. Domestically, his stories have provided keen insights into the hot-button issues of race and policing in America, the death penalty in the U.S., America’s heroin epidemic, and the Syrian refugee crisis. Before joining “60 Minutes,” Mr. Whitaker reported regularly for the CBS Evening News and other CBS News broadcasts, covering major stories in the West from the time he was posted to Los Angeles in 1992. Mr. Whitaker graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a B.A. in U.S. history and from Boston University with a master’s in African-American studies. He received his master of journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.