Jeff Fager CBS, Biography and Wiki
Jeff B. Fager is a renowned American television producer who is the former chairman of CBS News and former producer of 60 Minutes.
Fager began his career in broadcast news in Boston and joined CBS News in 1982 from San Fra of Americancisco, California, CBS affiliate KPIX-TV, where he was a broadcast producer. In 1996, Jeff became the Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News and later the Executive Producer of 60 Minutes.
In February 2011, it was announced that Fager would be the Chairman of CBS News, a newly created position. On January 1, 2015, Jeff stepped down as chairman of CBS News but continued in his executive producer role at 60 Minutes until his departure from CBS News in 2018.
Jeff Fager’s Age and Birthday
Fager was born on December 10, 1954, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America. Fager is 68 years old. His Zodiac Sign is Sagittarius.
Jeff Fager Height
The former CBS News Chairman stands at an average height of 6 feet 0 inches tall.
Jeff Fager Family
Fager was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to an Episcopalian family. He is the son of Margaret Bulkley Fager and Charles Anthony Fager.
Jeff Fager Education
After graduating from high school, Jeff attended Colgate University and graduated in 1977.
Jeff Fager Wife
Fager is happily married to Melinda Wooster Fager. The couple resides in New Canaan, Connecticut, with their three children Nicholas, Jackson, and Charlotte.
Jeff Fager’s Net Worth
The renowned American television producer has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Jeff Fager Controversy/ Scandal
In 2018, The New Yorker was informed by 19 current and former CBS workers that Fager had tolerated harassment in the news division. Additionally, six former workers told the publication that while intoxicated at business events, he made them feel uncomfortable by touching them.
On September 12, 2018, Fager was ousted from CBS News. CBS News announced that Fager had sent a menacing message to Jericka Duncan, one of the network’s correspondents when she sought his response to the report in The New Yorker.
Jeff Fager Awards
Fager has won some awards over his career including;
- Gerald Loeb Award for Television Enterprise business journalism for “The Mother of All Heists” in 2007.
- He received Paul White Award from Radio Television Digital News Association in 2012.
- Gerald Loeb Award for Personal Finance business journalism for “60 Minutes: 40 Million Mistakes” in 2014.
Jeff Fager Ousted
On September 12, 2018, Fager was ousted from CBS News. CBS News announced that Fager had sent a threatening message to Jericka Duncan, one of the network’s correspondents when she sought his response to the report in The New Yorker.