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Veteran Newsman Bob Schieffer Announces He Will Retire After 46 Years at CBS News

"It's been a great adventure."

BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 22: Moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy. (Credit: Getty Images)

Legendary newsman Bob Schieffer announced Wednesday that he will retire this summer after 46 years at CBS News, 24 of which he hosted "Face the Nation."

"This summer I am going to retire," Schieffer said at the annual Schieffer Symposium at Texas Christian University.

"Because that was where it all started for me, I wanted this to be the place, and I wanted you all to be the first to know that this summer I'm going to retire," he added, according to CBS News.

BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 22:  Moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy. (Credit: Getty Images) Getty Images

"It's been a great adventure. You know, I'm one of the luckiest people in the world because as a little boy, as a young reporter, I always wanted to be a journalist, and I got to do that. And not many people get to do that, and I couldn't have asked for a better life or something that was more fun and more fulfilling," he continued.

[sharequote align="center"]"It's been a great adventure."[/sharequote]

CBS News president David Rhodes said Schieffer has "been an inspiration and a mentor to so many colleagues."

"You could see at TCU tonight how that inspiration extends to a wider community of reporters and editors and academics," Rhodes added.

According to CBS News, Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism, including eight Emmys. The veteran newsman has also interviewed every president since Richard Nixon.

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