CBS News on ’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Steve Kroft’s Affair: ‘It’s a Private Matter’

Kroft admitted to a three-year extramarital affair Wednesday, he and his wife are working through it

Last Updated: January 8, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

CBS News gave a brief response to longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft’s admission to an extramarital affair on Thursday.

“It’s a private matter,” a spokesperson told TheWrap. Kroft, who’s been with CBS News for 34 years, admitted to cheating on his wife in a statement Wednesday.

“I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family, and for that I have nothing but regret,” Kroft told the New York Post. “My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter.”

The 69-year-old correspondent is married to Jennet Conant — they have one son together.

With “60 Minutes” for 26 years, Kroft has interviewed politicians in the past over their own marital issues. In 1992, he conducted an interview with then-candidate Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton, asking the Democratic challenger for president about rumors of his extramarital affairs.

“Was she a friend, an acquaintance, does your wife know her?” Kroft grilled Clinton on rumors of an affair with Gennifer Flowers.

More recently, Kroft has interviewed President Obama several times.