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Eric Engberg

Born: 1941-09-18 - Died: 2016-03-27
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Death Summary: Eric Engberg died in his sleep while at his home in Palmetto, Florida, the place of his retirement. The cause of death was not disclosed. He was 74 years old.

According to a report from Deadline, colleague Dan Rather called Engberg "one of the best television correspondents of his generation," "tough but fair," and "that rarity: a hard-nosed reporter with a sense of humor."

Who was Eric Engberg : Eric Engberg was a journalist and correspondent best known for his career at CBS News, which lasted from 1976 until his retirement in 2003.

Engberg graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1963 before working at WTOP-TV, WTOP-FM, and WTOP-AM from 1968 through 1972. He then worked at Group W from '72 until joining CBS in '76. Throughout his career, he received awards including the 1998 Investigative Reporters and Editors award and the 1999 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award silver baton award. He also won acclaim for a report identifying a Vietnam veteran who had been buried in the Tom of the Unknowns.

Engberg is remembered for a series of segments on the federal government for CBS News called Reality Check. These ran in the 90s, initially launched to cover claims related to the 1992 presidential campaign. Engberg covered several presidential campaigns including Bob Dole in 1976, Gary Hart and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, George Bush in 1988, and Pat Buchanan in 1992.
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