Byron Pitts is a television journalist and an author. He has worked for The CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes and is currently at ABCNews. He has published Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges and Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope.
Byron Pitts was born in 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was raised by his single mother. He had a stutter and was functionally illiterate until he was twelve years old. He graduated from Archbishop Curley High School. He next attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned a BA in Journalism and Speech Communication in 1982.
He worked local news before getting national coverage occupations. He earned a national Emmy Award for his coverage of the Chicago train wreck in 1999. He earned a national Emmy Award for his coverage of the September 11th attacks. He, also, won a National Association of Black Journalists Award in 2002. He, currently, has won four Associated Press Awards and six regional Emmy Awards as well.
Byron Pitts continues to write about and cover difficult, as well as, inspiring stories. Be inspired! Have a bright day!