Meet Joseph Peyronnin; he is the husband of television producer and journalist Susan Zirinsky, executive producer of 48 Hours and the person who most likely take over the reigns of 60 Minutes after Jeff Fager‘s firing last month.
71-year-old Joseph Peyronnin was born on August 3, 1974. He attended Deerfield High School; subsequently received his BA in broadcasting in 1970 from Columbia College Chicago and his MBA in business from Roosevelt University in 1977.
He joined CBS News in 1970, initially as their local news producer and assignment editor in Chicago; later became their Washington Producer for Evening News covering White House, national and international assignments; eventually named Senior Producer for the CBS Evening News in Washington.
Served as President of Fox News in 1995, created Fox News Sunday during his tenure there; was the executive vice-president of NBC, he was who created Telemundo News.
Later in 2008, became a contributor to the Huffington Post at the same time became an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University and journalism professor at New York University.
Peyronnin and Susan tied the knot on July 10, 1984; they have one daughter Zoe, who they adopted in 1996 from China.