Morley Safer of '60 Minutes' to retire

May 11, 2016 8:44 PM

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Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent of CBS' TV news magazine 60 Minutes, will retire this week, CBS News announced Wednesday.

Safer, 84, joined 60 Minutes in 1970 after working for CBS News in other capacities for about six years. In his 46 years on the venerable program, he has filed more than 900 reports. His last story, a profile of Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels, was broadcast in March.

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