CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton is currently out "On The Trail," taking a year-long, cross-country look at America's National Parks, airing every other week on CBS Sunday Morning. From Acadia to Zion, Conor will be reporting and producing the series of stories from the parks, coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.
Over six million viewers regularly see Conor’s work on CBS Sunday Morning. He recently won his second Daytime Emmy as part of the Sunday Morning team, and has won a Los Angeles Emmy for his work on KCET's SoCal Connected. He also was the recipient of a 2015 LA Press Club award.
In 2005, Conor Knighton helped launch youth-oriented cable network Current TV. Recruited soon after graduating from Yale University, Knighton was the first person to appear on Current TV, and went on to host/produce three different successful news/comedy franchises for the network.
Conor was the host and executive producer of Current’s first half-hour show, infoMania, a weekly round-up of news, pop culture, and politics. Developed with Madeleine Smithberg (co-creator, The Daily Show), the show quickly became Current’s most popular regular series, described by Esquire Magazine as a show “every man should watch.”
Movie fans may remember Conor as the host of AMC’s The Movie List, a weekly countdown of movie trivia. He served as host and consulting producer for Biography’s My Viral Video.
In 2012, the EW Scripps Company (one of the nation’s largest independent television station owners) hired Conor to create and host a daily look at travel, finance, and consumer issues. With a mission to make often complex topics fun and relatable, The List successfully launched in major cities across the country.
In addition to regular trend-spotting commentaries, Conor has profiled unique communities, creatives, and Hollywood stars in a series of field reports for Sunday Morning.
An avid traveller, Conor has produced pieces from India, Nicaragua, The United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Iceland, and Austria. His commentary has been featured on CNN, HLN, TV Guide, MTV, E!, Oxygen, and KNBC.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Conor remains especially fond of Tudor’s Biscuit World, Pepperoni Rolls, and Mountain Stage.