via press release:
JEFF PEGUES IS NAMED A CORRESPONDENT FOR CBS NEWS
Jeff Pegues has been named a CBS News Correspondent, it was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President of CBS News. Pegues will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, and he will be based in Washington, D.C. His appointment is effective July 8.
Pegues brings to CBS News more than two decades of experience covering stories of national and international magnitude, including presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the 2009 mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, Hurricane Rita and the story of Elian Gonzalez.
Pegues joins CBS News after 10 years at WABC-TV in New York, where he broke many high-profile stories, such as the 2008 child custody case of David Goldman, a New Jersey father who was involved in a five-year custody battle with his son’s Brazilian relatives. Pegues’ coverage gained the attention of the State Department and eventually helped reunite Goldman with his nine-year-old son.
Previously, Pegues was a weekday Anchor and Reporter at WBAL in Baltimore. He also anchored the top-rated evening newscasts at WSVN in Miami in the late 1990s.