Randall Pinkston worked for CBS more than thirty years, first at WCBS TV, then the network. His assignments included the White House, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, refugee crises in Albania and Pakistan, and natural disasters in the U.S., Turkey, Haiti, Italy, and Chile. Pinkston contributed to most CBS NEWS programs, including SUNDAY MORNING, 48HOURS and CBS REPORTS. He has won several awards, including three Emmies, a Society of Professional Journalists Community Service Award , an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie.
After CBS, he joined Al Jazeera America as a freelance correspondent and anchor. Pinkston has also served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, and the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Pinkston holds a B. A. in History from Millsaps College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law.