Pitts was one of CBS News' lead reporters during
the Sept. 11 attacks and won a national Emmy award for his coverage.
As an embedded reporter covering the Iraq War, he was recognized for
his work under fire within minutes of the fall of the Saddam statue.
Other major stories covered by Pitts include Hurricane Katrina, the
war in Afghanistan, the military buildup in Kuwait, the Florida
fires, the Elian Gonzalez story, the Florida Presidential recount,
the mudslides in Central America and the refugee crisis in Kosovo.
Pitts was named CBS News correspondent in May
1998 and was based in the Miami (1998-99) and Atlanta (1999-2001)
bureaus before moving to New York in January 2001. Before that,
Pitts was a correspondent for CBS NEWSPATH, the 24-hour affiliate
news service of CBS News, based in Washington, D.C. (1997-98).