Jeff Greenfield is an award-winning television journalist and author focusing on politics, media, and culture. He served as a senior political correspondent for CBS News from May 2007 to April 2011. He also contributed to the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, CBS News Sunday Morning, and other CBS News broadcasts, as well as CBSNews.com.
Prior to his return to CBS, Greenfield had been a senior analyst for CNN since 1998. During that time, he served as the lead analyst for its coverage of the primaries, conventions, presidential debates, and election night, as well as presidential funerals and Supreme Court nomination hearings. He also reported on the media, culture, and trends for the cable network.
Before joining CNN, Greenfield was a political and media analyst for ABC News (1983-1997), appearing primarily on Nightline and delivering weekly commentaries for World News Sunday. Additionally, Greenfield appeared on William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line” television program in 1968 and PBS' “We Interrupt This Week.” He was also the the host of the national public television series "CEO Exchange," featuring in-depth interviews with high-profile chief executive officers, for five seasons.
Though Greenfield's reporting has taken him to locales around the world, from South Africa to Japan to Europe, he is principally known for his coverage of domestic politics and media. He has served as a floor reporter or anchor booth analyst for every national convention since 1988. He has twice been named to TV Guide's All-Star team as best political commentator and was cited by the Washington Journalism Review as "the best in the business" for his media analysis. Greenfield has also won four Emmy Awards: two for his reporting from South Africa, one for a report on Ross Perot, and one for a profile of Robert Kennedy.