John Bentley

About John

John Bentley is an award winning journalist at CBS News.  He currently reports across all platforms for CBS, with his work appearing on the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning,, and CBS News radio.  As a member of the digital journalism unit, John frequently shoots, edits, produces, writes and reports his own stories.

Covering stories around the world, John has embedded with troops in Afghanistan, reported on the fall of Tripoli, and arrived in Haiti just hours after their devastating earthquake. 

In 2007, John was an embedded reporter for the 2008 presidential campaign, covering Republican nominee John McCain.  After the election, John became an inaugural member of the digital journalism unit at CBS News, where he is frequently asked to train other journalists both inside and outside the unit. 

Before the campaign trail, John worked at the newsmagazine 48 Hours.  He produced investigative stories on a wide range of subjects, from a brutal hazing incident at a Long Island high school (which won the Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence), to an investigation into the Church of Scientology, to a report documenting human trafficking from Eastern Europe to Mexico to New York City (which won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary).    

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and began working at KSAT-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio.  He went on to earn his master's degree in journalism from Columbia University before starting at CBS News. 

You can download a PDF of John's resume here. 

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