Bob Schieffer is a former correspondent for CBS News.
Joining CBS News in 1969 and serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, Face the Nation since 1991, and, between March of 2005 and August 31, 2006, interim weekday anchor of the CBS Evening News.
Schieffer is a survivor of grade III bladder cancer; he was diagnosed in 2003 and is currently cancer-free.
In 2004, he was the moderator of the third presidential debate between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry.
Schieffer is married to the former Patricia Penrose Bishop and has two daughters.