Kevin Tedesco, Publicist Who Helped ‘60 Minutes’ Tick, Is Retiring

  • Variety
Kevin Tedesco, Publicist Who Helped ‘60 Minutes’ Tick, Is Retiring
Kevin Tedesco, the longtime “60 Minutes” publicist who has seen the show through nearly of its tenure on air, is retiring after a quarter century at CBS News.

CBS News released no official statement about his departure, but the show revealed he was leaving via its Twitter feed on Friday. His last dispatches on behalf of the program appear to be releases offering details of stories contained in the November 28th broadcast of the show: an Anderson Cooper report on hazing, Lesley Stahl’s report from Rwanda about its mountain gorillas and Bill Whitaker’s profile of actress and singer Rita Moreno.

“When I started in this business, pictures were slides or 8 x 10 prints you messengered to the publication or you delivered yourself to make sure it didn’t get lost before deadline,” Tedesco said in a note to colleagues Friday. ” I actually used a typewriter on a few early jobs.
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