Remembering CBS News Correspondent and Dad Harold Dow


Veteran news correspondent Harold Dow, 62,  died unexpectedly Saturday. The cause of death is still unknown.  Dow leaves behind a wife, Kathy, and three children, Danica, Joelle, and David.

Dow’s career with CBS lasted over 40 years.  He was a five-time Emmy award winner and a correspondent for 48 Hours since the program’s inception.

In a recent interview with his hometown newspaper in Hackensack, New Jersey, Dow says, “I’ve traveled all over the world. I’ve seen things few people in life get a chance to see up front and personal. I covered the tsunami in Sri Lanka. I was in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was freed. I traveled with him across the United States when he gave his tour. There’s just moments, places I’ve been that I think truly changed my life.”

It is a sad loss for his family and CBS as he was a groundbreaking journalist and devoted father.

When the entire world wanted to interview O.J. Simpson, it was Harold who got his butt in the chair. When boxer Mike Tyson’s story was red hot, it was Harold who got the first major interview. And back in the olden days, when Patty Hearst, the daughter a newspaper and television mogul, was kidnapped by a terrorist organization — and eventually joined the group — it was Harold who got the biggest interview of the year, an exclusive with Patty that helped cement his career at CBS News.