Armen Keteyian, an 11-time Emmy award winner, joins 60 MINUTES SPORTS with decades of experience as a sports journalist. Keteyian began in print as an investigative reporter at the most prestigious sports print magazine, Sports Illustrated, and worked his way up through network news and cable television sports assignments at the highest levels, including CBS Sports’ THE NFL TODAY and 60 MINUTES. Expanding beyond sports, Keteyian reached a new level in his career as Chief Investigative Reporter for the CBS EVENING NEWS, where he was nominated five times and won three Emmy awards since joining the broadcast in 2006.
From December 1997 to March 2006, Keteyian was a special features reporter for CBS SPORTS in New York, where he roamed the sidelines during top NFL games and covered the league for THE NFL TODAY. He also regularly covered the NCAA Basketball Tournament and anchored the network’s award-winning coverage of the Tour de France. During that period, through a special arrangement with HBO, he was also a featured correspondent for HBO Sports’ magazine show REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL.
Prior to joining CBS and HBO, Keteyian worked as a network correspondent for ABC News in New York for eight years (1989-97). During that time he wrote and reported more than 400 stories on a wide variety of sports-related issues for WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH PETER JENNINGS, NIGHTLINE, and other ABC News broadcasts. Prior to joining ABC News, Keteyian worked as a writer-reporter for Sports Illustrated in New York for seven years (1982-89) specializing in investigations.
Keteyian has also written or co-written nine books including, "Why You Crying," The New York Times bestselling autobiography of actor/comedian George Lopez. Among his previous books are: "Money Players: Days and Nights Inside the New NBA," a critically acclaimed account of the rise of the NBA under David Stern; the New York Times bestseller "Raw Recruits"; and the autobiographies of baseball great Catfish Hunter and Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary. Keteyian is currently writing a major book on college football for Doubleday expected to be published next year.
He began his career as a sports and feature writer in San Diego, where he was graduated cum laude from San Diego State University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Keteyian was a starting infielder on the university’s baseball team. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives with his wife Dede in New York City and Fairfield, CT.