ABOUT ME
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 Bruce Rheins had a very busy life in television news; he retired after 9 years as Deputy Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles bureau of CBS News, leading the day-to-day coverage of 12 Western states for "The CBS Evening News" and "CBS This Morning".  During that time, he also led teams in the field for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London, and the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, among other assignments.
Before that, as a producer for "The CBS Evening News" under Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Katie Couric, and Scott Pelley, Bruce Rheins covered the West Coast and the world, directing CBS News' coverage of the Iraq War in 2003 while based in Kuwait and Iraq and directing coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 among many leadership assignments.  Bruce Rheins also traveled around the world documenting climate change, including two trips to Antarctica and the South Pole, one trip to the North Pole, other Arctic Circle locations, and countries throughout South America.

Dotted throughout, there were many general assignment stories, including lead producer on the shooting at Columbine High School, lead producer covering the campaign and election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California, and more wildfires than can be counted.
Prior to CBS News, Bruce Rheins spent ten years as a field producer for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and KGO-TV in San Francisco.  He started his TV career working with Max Robinson at ABC News in Chicago, where Robinson was the National Anchor for "World News Tonight", and as an assistant producer in New York with "Good Morning America."
Now Rheins is spending his downtime traveling and keeping up with trends in television and digital media.  He is married to award-winning  filmmaker Dawn Westlake.
 Below, writing a script for "CBS This Morning" at a makeshift desk at Camp Indiana, a military base in Kuwait, prior to the start of the Iraq War.