Sevareid, Eric

Sevareid, (Arnold) Eric

(1912–92) broadcast journalist; born in Velva, N.D. He worked at the Minneapolis Journal and was city editor for the Paris Herald Tribune before joining CBS Radio in 1939. He served as national correspondent and commentator for the CBS Evening News until 1977. Often characterized as the brightest of "Murrow's boys" at CBS, he had a weakness for vaguely "deep" speculations about the human condition, about which he grew increasingly disillusioned as he aged. He published his memoirs, Not So Wild A Dream (1976).
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