Television’s most popular true-crime series, 48 Hours investigates shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.
48 Hours in-depth approach has earned the program and its teams numerous awards including 3 Peabodys, 20 Emmys, 5 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. The show begin in 1988 and is now in its 25th season.
Meet the Cast
Erin Moriarty has been a correspondent for 48 Hours since 1990. She has covered the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq. Before that, Moriarty was the consumer correspondent for “CBS This Morning” (1986-90) and the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” in 1990.
Drawing on her training as an attorney, Moriarty has examined some of the most important social and legal issues of the day, including DNA testing of evidence in death-row cases, the abortion controversy and battered women’s syndrome. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings and the 9/11 investigation, overseas. Her exclusive behind-the-scenes report on the defense of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was broadcast on 60 Minutes in 1997.
Maureen Maher joined 48 Hours in 2003.
Previously, Maher was a correspondent for CBS News (1999-2002) based in Dallas. She reported primarily for the “CBS Evening News” and covered the war on terror, including the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the hotel bombing in Kenya, and, in the United States, on Enron and wildfires and hurricanes.
Before that, Maher was a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the affiliate news service, and was based in Chicago. She covered many major stories across the country, including the impeachment of President Clinton. She also has covered the crisis in Kosovo, reporting from Germany on the release of the U.S. servicemen and from the refugee camps in Albania. Maher joined CBS Newspath in September 1997.
PETER VAN SANT
Peter Van Sant first joined CBS News in 1984. He was based in Atlanta for six years, where he was a correspondent for the CBS Evening News, covering the south, the space program, and specializing on the aviation industry. Van Sant’s investigative report on the high number of medical helicopter crashes earned him his first Emmy Award in 1986.
Van Sant was next assigned to the London bureau (1989-91). He reported extensively on the collapse of the Soviet Union, for which he received a Columbia University – Alfred I. duPont Award. Van Sant also covered the first Gulf War, the reunification of Germany, famine in Africa, and a variety of other stories that took him throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Richard Schlesinger is a correspondent for 48 Hours and contributes to the CBS Evening News and other broadcasts.
He previously served as a full-time correspondent for 48 Hours (1990-97), reporting on a wide range of topics, including innocent Americans behind bars, marriage and divorce in the 1990s and the middle-class recession. He was the sole reporter for 48 Hours: Death by Midnight, an in-depth profile of one convict facing the death penalty and for 48 Hours: Searching for a Cure, an unprecedented look at an experiment for a potentially groundbreaking new AIDS treatment.
Schlesinger was the reporter for CBS Reports: “Enter the Jury Room, for which he won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. The two-hour 1997 documentary, anchored by Ed Bradley, examined the American jury system and marked the first time network television cameras were given access to actual jury deliberations.
Schlesinger is the recipient of nine Emmy Awards.
Susan Spencer has been a correspondent for 48 Hours since 1993. Her reports for the broadcast have ranged from coverage of the drug war in Colombia to segments on painful custody battles.
She has received two Emmy Awards for 48 Hours stories, including one for a program about Bosnian refugees. Spencer also received a 1996 Environment Defense Fund Award for a report on autism and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a story about a child’s struggle to find a match for an organ transplant.
Since Troy Roberts was named a correspondent for 48 Hours in 1998, his reports for the broadcast have ranged from exclusive interviews with New York City’s “preppy killer” Robert Chambers and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster to the rise in hate crimes and an investigation into a destructive cult to human research subjects.
Before that, Roberts was a CBS News correspondent (1996-98), reporting for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS News Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning. His assignments as a correspondent for the CBS Evening News included investigative stories for the broadcast’s “Eye on America” series and the 1996 presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. Roberts’ coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta and the bombing that occurred during the event earned him an Emmy Award. He also anchored CBS News reports from the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and provided live coverage of many other major international events, including the signing of a Middle East peace agreement and the inauguration of South African President Nelson Mandela.