is an American broadcast journalist
for CBS News
. Young is the current anchor of the morning World News Roundup
on the CBS Radio Network
. He was born in Princeton, Illinois
December 12, 1948.
Young's broadcast career began in 1968
in his hometown of Princeton, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Missouri
's School of Journalism, in 1971
, Young joined the team at WLW
Radio in Cincinnati
where he hosted an overnight telephone talk show.
In 1975, he joined the staff of WEEI Radio, Boston as midday anchor. Later, in 1979, he moved to the morning anchor slot at WHDH, Boston. While at WHDH he anchored coverage of a chemical spill that earned him several accolades.
From 1983 to 1990 Young worked as a correspondent for RKO/United Stations/Unistar Radio Networks.
Life at CBS
In 1990 Young joined CBS News. During his time at CBS
Young has covered the O.J. Simpson
trial, plane crashes, Mike Tyson
's rape case and other important assignments. In 2006 he was named successor to World News Roundup
anchor Christopher Glenn
, who announced his retirement in February. Glenn died eight months later. Young is also noted for his deft touch on obituaries.
Young lives with his wife, Deborah, in Westchester County, New York