Since joining CBS’s “60 Minutes” in the fall of 2014, HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97 has reported from across world. His work on the segment “The Swiss Leaks,” about the biggest data breach in Swiss banking history, earned Whitaker and his colleagues a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine.
“The Swiss Leaks” details the data theft of computer files containing more than 100,000 names connected to Swiss bank accounts, which in turn were used to trace and prosecute financial crimes across the globe. Whitaker was the segment’s chief correspondent.
As the Los Angeles Times reported in a Sept. 23 profile, “observing people is a passion for Whitaker, 65, who has made the most of his chance to do it in-depth on ‘60 Minutes,’ where pieces running 10 minutes or longer still prevail in the era of viewers devouring video snippets on their smartphones. In his second season, he had 20 original stories on the program, the most of any correspondent.”
Details on Whitaker’s impressive career and his Life of Consequence can be found here.