Eric Sevareid
Arnold Eric Sevareid was a CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

 news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents—dubbed "Murrow's Boys
Murrow's Boys
Murrow’s Boys, or “The Murrow Boys,” were the CBS broadcast journalists most closely associated with Edward R. Murrow during his years at the network, most notably the years before and during World War II....

"—because they were hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada.Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss, and Alexander Kendrick...


Sevareid was a child of the American Plains, born in Velva, North Dakota
Velva, North Dakota
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,049 people, 436 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,359.7 people per square mile . There were 483 housing units at an average density of 626.1 per square mile . The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.10%...

 to Alfred E. and Clara H. Sevareid. In 1925, when Eric was 13, his family left Velva and moved first to Minot before settling on 30th Avenue North in Minneapolis, Minnesota.