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radio and television correspondent

George Edward Herman, American radio and television correspondent. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists (vice president 1970-1978), American Automobile Association, Press Club (Tokyo), Cosmos Club.


Herman, George Edward was born on January 14, 1920 in New York City. Son of Sydney H. and Tessie Samuels (Dryfoos) Herman.


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 CBS with its first sound-and-film reports from overseas.

He was CBS television correspondent during the Korean War before returning to the United States as CBS 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 LeSueur. 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 CBS Evening News as a correspondent.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to magazines.


He left the radio station when it was purchased by The New York Times and applied to Paul White, director of CBS News and a member of the Columbia University faculty.


Married Patricia Kerwin, February 19, 1955. Children– Charles, Scott, R. Douglas.

Sydney H. Herman

Tessie Samuels (Dryfoos) Herman

Patricia Kerwin

Charles Herman

Scott Herman

R. Douglas Herman