Bob Simon died yesterday in tragic car accident. He was a “reporter’s reporter” recalled CBS anchor Scott Pelley this morning. Time and time again, Mr. Simon would search for the true news, with little regard for his own safety.

Bob Simon has earned many awards for his insightful and courageous journalism. He is known for his battlefield coverage of the Vietnam War. He was held captive in Iraq for 40 days in 1991. Bob deplored injustice and was not afraid to directly confront bullies. Mr. Simon sought the truth without fear. He was the reporter another high flying former anchor wishes he could be. RIP Bob Simon.

For more on Bob Simon go to: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/11/bob-simon-veteran-60-minutes-correspondent-killed-in-car-crash/