60 Minutes and Steve Kroft Land First Post-Election Sit-Down with President-Elect Obama

CBS executives announced today that correspondent Steve Kroft has landed the first post-election interview with President-elect Barack Obama. The interview will take place tomorrow in Chicago, air on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, and will also include First Lady-elect Michelle Obama.

More from the press release:

60 MINUTES has covered the campaign and the election closely. Most recently, Kroft and 60 MINUTES cameras were with Obama’s top aides on election night for a segment broadcast on last Sunday’s 60 MINUTES that drew 18.5 million viewers, ranking it America’s number-one program for the week.

Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain both appeared on 60 MINUTES in separate exclusive interviews for a special one-hour broadcast of 60 MINUTES on September 21. Kroft interviewed Obama and Scott Pelley spoke with McCain.

60 MINUTES also did the first joint interview with Obama and his running mate, Vice President-elect Joseph Biden, with Kroft on the 60 MINUTES broadcast of Aug. 31.

Mr. Kroft has interviewed President-elect Obama before; he also spoke with his inner circle just after the election.