George Herman graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor"s degree in mathematics in 1941, and received a master"s degree in journalism in 1942 from Columbia University.
He was a correspondent for more than 40 years, 15 of them as the moderator of Face the Nation. Herman first worked for the New York classical music station WQXR, which was gaining a reputation for news since hiring reporter and commentator Quincy Howe. Herman traveled to Asia in 1949 with a 16mm camera and audio recorder, and provided Columbia Broadcasting System with its first sound-and-film reports from overseas.
He was Columbia Broadcasting System television correspondent during the Korean War before returning to the United States as Columbia Broadcasting System White House correspondent for the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.
He made several appearances as an interviewer during the 1950s on the news show, Longines Chronoscope with Larry Le Sueur . Herman was also the first reporter to broadcast coverage of the break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in 1972.
Herman was a long-standing moderator for the Face the Nation program and interviewed hundreds of politicians and celebrities, including Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran and Muhammad Ali. He also made regular appearances on the Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News as a correspondent.
He left the radio station when it was purchased by The New York Times and applied to Paul White, director of Columbia Broadcasting System News and a member of the Columbia University faculty.
Married Patricia Kerwin, February 19, 1955. Children— Charles, Scott, R. Douglas.