writer, reporter, CBS News
Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy award winning reporter. As chief national correspondent for the *CBS Evening News With Katie Couric*, Pitts was an embedded reporter covering the Iraq war and was recognized for his work under fire. Pitts was also CBS' lead correspondent at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11th attacks. A news veteran with more than 20 years of experience, other major stories he covered include the war in Afghanistan, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the military buildup in Kuwait and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Pitts realized a life-long goal when he was named a contributing correspondent to CBS' *60 Minutes* in 2009.