Dan Rather is an American journalist who has covered virtually every major world event in the past 60 years. He is best known for anchoring CBS Evening News from 1981 to 2005 and for covering the Kennedy assassination and Watergate. He has interviewed every US President from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama, and virtually every major international leader of the past 30 years. He landed two world exclusive interviews with Saddam Hussein, in 1990 and 2003.
In 2006, Rather founded the company News and Guts and became anchor and managing editor of HDNet’s award-winning Dan Rather Reports, which specialises in investigative journalism and international reporting which went on to win two Front Page Awards for stories concerning the plight of women abroad.
His books include The American Dream, I Remember, The Camera Never Blinks and America at War as well as his autobiography Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, published in 2012.
Rather has won several prestigious awards including numerous Peabody and Emmy Awards for his reporting, the Paul White Award for lifetime achievement from the Radio Television News Association and in 2004, he was inducted into the television hall of fame.