(Born September 28, 1947, in Hackensack, New Jersey
) is an American television news correspondent
, and investigative reporter
who works for CBS News
Dow has been a correspondent for the CBS TV investigative news series 48 Hours
since 1990, after serving as a contributor to the broadcast since its premiere on January 1988. He had been a contributing correspondent for 48 Hours on Crack Street
, the critically acclaimed 1986 documentary that led to the single-topic weekly news magazine. Dow conducted the first network interview for 48 Hours
with O. J. Simpson
following the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson
and her friend Ron Goldman
. Dow graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Prior to his work with 48 Hours, Dow was a correspondent for the CBS News magazine Street Stories (1992-93) and has also reported for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News Sunday Morning.
Before joining CBS News, Dow had been an anchor and reporter at Theta Cable TV in Santa Monica, California. He was also a freelance reporter for KCOP-TV Los Angeles, a news anchor for WPAT Radio in Paterson, N.J., and a reporter, co-anchor and talk-show host for KETV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dow joined CBS News in 1972, first as a broadcast associate, then as a correspondent with their Los Angeles Bureau while with KCOP-TV. Dow reported on the return of POWs from Vietnam and the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, with whom he had an exclusive interview in December 1976.