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Steve Kroft is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes.
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Journalist. Born August 22, 1945, in Kokomo, Indiana. Steve Kroft's father, Fred Kroft, was a metallurgist who worked for the Union Carbide Corporation, a prominent chemicals company. Kroft's father was also an enthusiastic and talented golfer who had starred on Purdue University's golf team, and the sport became Steve's childhood obsession. "I started playing when I was 12," he recalls. "My father was a very good golfer and he got me started early. My grandfather played too. It was just something that the Kroft family did."Kroft played on the golf team at Kokomo High School and, upon graduating in 1963, he enrolled at Syracuse University, where he also played the sport competitively. While at Syracuse, Kroft also developed a new passion—journalism. Kroft began studying the subject at the famed journalism department of Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
After leaving the army in 1971, Kroft returned to Syracuse, New York, where he worked for local television news station WSYR-TV. After several years in that job, Kroft decided to return to school for further journalism training. He attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and graduated with a master's degree in 1975. "I knew I wanted to become a network correspondent eventually," he later remembered, "and thought a year in New York at Columbia would improve my credentials if, and when, the opportunity presented itself." After graduating from Columbia, Kroft moved to Florida, where he worked as a reporter for two prominent local news channels: Miami's WPLG-TV and Jacksonville's WJXT-TV.
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