Award-winning journalist Bob Faw joined NBC News as a National Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., in September 1994.
Prior to joining NBC, Faw was with CBS News for 17 years. While there, he served as a news correspondent based in New York since 1984. He joined CBS News in 1977 as a Chicago-based reporter.
Faw has received several awards for his work including a 1984 Emmy for his coverage of the Jesse Jackson campaign, a 1986 Emmy for a series on racism, and a 1988 Emmy for his report that aired on the newsmagazine "48 Hours." He was also awarded the 1982 Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the invasion of Lebanon by Israel. In 2000, he received another Overseas Press Club Award for a Nightly News report on Mozambique; that report also received an Emmy in 2000.
Faw came to CBS News from WBBM-TV in Chicago (1971-1977) where he was awarded a 1978 Columbia-DuPont, a local Emmy, and a UPI Illinois Broadcast award for his reports on PBB contamination. He received a local Emmy in 1976 for his report on a subway crash, and in 1973 for an expose on fraud in the pet industry. His work has also been recognized by the Illinois State Medical Society, the American Political Science Association and the Washington State chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.
Faw began his broadcast career as a general assignment reporter/anchor at KING-TV in Seattle, WA (January 1969-June 1970). He then moved to WNAC-TV in Boston, where he worked as a general assignment reporter/producer (June 1970-January 1971).
An accomplished writer, Faw co-authored "Thunder in America: the Impossible Campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson" with Los Angeles Times reporter Nancy Skeleton.
Faw is originally from Salisbury, Md. He is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He received a M.S.C. degree in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1968. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in journalism by Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md.