Steve Kroft : ’60 Minutes’ host Kroft exposed in nasty affair, Report

Updated: January 8, 2015
Steve Kroft : '60 Minutes' host Kroft exposed in nasty affair, Report

Steve Kroft, a journalist on CBS’ long-running newsmagazine 60 Minutes, has been forced to publicly apologize after the National Enquirer published a story about his steamy extramarital affair.

“I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family, and for that I have nothing but regret,” Kroft said in a statement to the Post. “My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter.”

The bulk of the Enquirer’s story is not online, but the Post acquired a physical copy of the paper and highlighted a few PG-13 details of Kroft and Goines’ affair—including an incident where Kroft quaffed some champagne he had poured down Goines’ backside:

The newsman — who boasted to Goines that he was the “go-to” interviewer forPresident Obama — had some particularly unusual tastes in bed, the mag said. One time, he was “pouring champagne in her behind and drinking the bubbly,” the report claims. […]

In one sexting session, Kroft allegedly cooed to Goines, “Miss you and all that goes with it. Especially my favorite tastes and colors … pink and brown.” Another time, the 69-year-old newsman asked Goines, 41, “What exactly would be your preference,” the Enquirer reported. “U all over and deep inside of me,” Goines responded.

At one point, the hard-working TV journalist, who has a son with Conant, lamented his long hours on the job, the report said. “Working late. Just ordered out. Would rather be eating your pudding,” he allegedly wrote.

Goines, who is 41 and married, allegedly ended the affair because she felt Kroft had become too needy: “Lisan never wanted him to leave his wife, and she never contemplated leaving her husband and she told him it was best that it end.” An active Facebook account registered under her name contains photos of a woman who appears to be her; she was most recently photographed in public at a December 2013 champagne reception held in Manhattan for the chef Paul Liebrandt.