Edie Magnus has been a correspondent for Dateline since 1996.
Magnus has covered numerous stories, ranging from the capture of Wichita’s notorious BTK serial killer, to the conviction of Martha Stewart. She also reported on a documentary about the story of Kendra Webdale, a young woman who was pushed in front of an oncoming New York subway by a man suffering from severe schizophrenia, and an award-winning story about a little boy who underwent a groundbreaking bran surgery in Australia, which helped to persuade doctors to start doing the operation here in the United States.
Previously, she was the anchor of MSNBC’s NBC News @Issue, which provided NBC News anchors and correspondents a forum to discuss important news topics of the day.
Prior to joining MSNBC, Magnus covered the media and information industries for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, reporting on the news and entertainment industries, the Internet and other new media. Before that, she was a correspondent for Eye to Eye, the CBS primetime newsmagazine from December 1992 to August 1995.
From April 1991 to December 1992, she was the CBS News health and medical correspondent, reporting regularly for the CBS Evening News. She joined CBS in April 1990 as a general assignment correspondent in New York. She was also co-anchor, with Robert Krulwich, of the Friday editions of America Tonight from October 1990 to March 1991.
Magnus has an extensive background in television reporting and anchoring. She was a principal anchor for USA Today: The Television Show for one year. She served as an anchor for ABC’s World News This Morning, and she did the news segments for Good Morning America. Magnus was also an ABC News correspondent based in Chicago from August 1985 to January 1987.
She and her husband Bob Mayer, a television producer, live in Hastings-on-Hudson, with their two sons.