Dan Rather

Pres & CEO
News & Guts

Dan Rather is one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and personally covered almost every important dateline of the last 60 years. Rather joined CBS News in 1962 and in 1981 assumed the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News—a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped to turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reporting he always loved, creating the Emmy Award winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality non- fiction content. His recent book What Unites Us, co-written with longtime collaborator Elliot Kirschner, was a New York Times bestseller. Rather has a special interest in telling the stories of science and is an executive producer of the gene editing documentary Human Nature.

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