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Veteran CBS News Director Eric Shapiro Receives DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime CBS News director Eric Shapiro was honored with the Director’s Guild of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in News Direction over the weekend at the DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Shapiro, who is currently the director of “CBS Evening News,” joined CBS in 1963 as a mailroom messenger and will celebrate his 50th anniversary with the network late this month.

Scott Pelley took a moment out of “CBS Evening News” yesterday to congratulate Shapiro. “Eric, we could not be prouder of you,” Pelley said. Watch:

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