Kroft came to "60 Minutes" in 1989. He covered a wide range of topics, from Pakistan's instability to President Barack Obama and the 2008 recession. "60 Minutes" will celebrate his career as a journalist with a special tribute broadcast this September.
In a statement, executive producer Bill Owens credited Kroft's "sharp eye for detail, rich writing and demanding journalism" for setting the bar at "60 Minutes." Kroft's last segment this Sunday will be an investigation into bank fraud.