Seth Doane is a Beijing-based correspondent, where he covers China and other areas of Asia for all CBS News broadcasts.
The Peabody Award-winning journalist was assigned to CBS News’ Beijing bureau in 2013. Before that, Doane was based in New York City. He joined CBS News in 2007. He has traveled extensively to cover news events both in the U.S. and overseas. In America, he’s worked on stories from Maine to Hawaii. He followed the path of Superstorm Sandy, covered the aftermath of the Newtown shooting, and highlighted the human toll of the Great Recession.
Doane’s wide-ranging coverage has taken him from the front lines in Afghanistan, to Chile's Atacama Desert where miners were being freed, to the parliamentary election of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. From Venice to Port-au-Prince, Doane seeks out memorable, relatable stories.
Previously, Doane was the New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International, responsible for coverage of India and South Asia. His coverage took him from the brothels of Delhi, to remote villages of Nepal where children are sold into slavery, and to the Maldives, threatened by global climate change.
Doane started his on-camera career an anchor and correspondent for Channel One News, the in-school television news broadcast watched daily by almost 8 million U.S. teenagers. At age 23, he traveled on horseback to report from the front lines in Northern Afghanistan. His travels with Channel One included stories in Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, Senegal, the Philippines, Kuwait, Jordan, and Russia.
He received the George Foster Peabody award in 2004 for his solo trip to Chad and Darfur, where he reported on the humanitarian crisis there. He lived in a tent, traveled alone and shot, produced, and reported the story for Channel One News.
His first job after college was with the special projects unit for WNYW-TV in New York. While there, Doane was nominated for a local Emmy Award in the investigative category for a report he produced on school security at the age of 22.
Doane graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 2000 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. He was born and raised in Cape Cod, Mass.