A Canadian-American reporter, as well as a correspondent for CBS News Morley Safer, is widely known for the long tenure on newsmagazine 60 Minutes, the cast of which Safer joined in December of 1970 during 3rd season of the series. He is the native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He came into this world on 8th November of the year 1931 which has made him reach the age of 84. Safer has been active in this field since 1964 and since that time, he has been so popular and gained a large number of fans following. As a child, he was born to Austrian Jewish family.
Morley is the son of Max Safer and wife Anna Safer. His father was an upholsterer. He went to get his education from the Harbord Collegiate Institute and Bloor Collegiate, the Clinton Street Public School located at 460 Manning Ave, Toronto, Ontario.
In addition to that, he also got enrolled at the University of Western Ontario. He was raised up as Jewish. He is of White ethnicity and belongs to Canadian nationality. His hair is balad in color whereas his eyes are hazel. Morley has the estimated net worth of $10 million.
Safer started his journalism career for various of the newspapers in Canada as a reporter which also include London Free Press, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, and Toronto Telegram. Later, he joined Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as the correspondent and a producer. It was in 1964 when he joined CBS News as the London-based correspondent.
The next year, he opened CBS News bureau in Saigon. That same year, he then followed a group of the United States Marines to the village of Cam Ne for what was described as the search and destroy mission.
Then in 1967, Safer was named as the London Bureau Chief which is a post that he held for three years. Additionally, he was also a CBS reporter during Nigerian Civil War. He then left London in 1970 for replacing Harry Reasoner on 60 Minutes after Reasoner left for anchoring ABC Evening News.
Since that time, Safer has been on that program. Apart from that, Safer is also an author of the best-selling book entitled as Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam which describes his own 1989 return to the Vietnam and also features the interviews of him with known and less well known Vietnamese people.
A multi-talented Morley Safer has already got married. He is married to his wife named Jane Fearer. The pair tied their knot with each other on 26th October of 1968 and from that time, they have been together and living their blissful life. In addition to that, the couple also has one child, a daughter named Sarah Alice Anne Safer. She is 1992 graduate of Brown University.
At present, he is residing in New York City along with his wife and daughter. As he was born in the month of November, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. He stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches. Besides that, to know more about his bio and other activities, he can get connected to his Instagram and Twitter account.