CBS correspondent and Miami alumnus Jeff Pegues named national trustee


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Miami University trustees have appointed Jeff Pegues (Miami ’92) as a national trustee. He will join the board for its next meeting in February.

Jeff Pegues is the CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner with more than two decades of reporting experience covering stories of national and international importance.

He was part of the CBS News team that earned the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2017 for overall excellence as well as for continuing coverage, investigative reporting and other categories.

Pegues has led the network's coverage of recent terrorist attacks, active shooting incidents and Russia’s 2016 election interference. His 2018 book, Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy, includes exclusive interviews with officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security and cybersecurity experts.

Considered one of the most informed voices on the conflict between the black community and police, in 2017 he wrote the book, Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between Police and Black America.

He has reported on presidential conventions, Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Rita.

“It’s not about getting the story first, it’s about getting it right,” Pegues told students during a visit to Miami in 2017, regarding the importance of cultivating and double-checking sources.

Pegues was Miami’s 2019 spring commencement speaker.

Miami’s board of trustees may include up to six national trustees, each serving a three-year term and each eligible for appointment to two consecutive terms. It is a non-voting position designed to provide additional feedback to the university from out-of-state alumni.