American journalist, game show host and media personality Mike Wallace has passed away at the age of ninety three years old. Going through his career which had spanned more than sixty years, he had interviewed a numerous range of news makers.
Wallace who has spent more than thirty eight years on sixty minutes before he had retired in the year 2006, has died, CBC has announced today. Bob Scheiffer, the host of
”Face the Nation,” announced his passing on CBS this morning, saying that Wallace died on Saturday night in New Haven, CT alongside his family.
Wallace had been in declining health in recent years, and he was the first person hired by legendary CBS producer Don Hewitt when he was putting together the staff for “60 Minutes.” He won 21 Emmy awards, five DuPont-Columbia journalism awards, and five Peabody awards.