60 Minutes host Steve Kroft has confirmed The National ENQUIRER’s report of his adulterous affair, issuing a statement.

In a bombshell world exclusive The ENQUIRER reported earlier that the celebrated CBS newsman had been carrying a steamy affair behind the back of his wife

Earlier we broke the story online and the comprehensive full report is in the print edition of The ENQUIRER hitting newstsands today.

We reveal that Kroft, 69, had an affair for the past three years with a woman Lisan Goines.

Spy photos capture the couple enjoying a passionate night out at the 5-star Essex Hotel in Manhattan where Kroft flaunted his mistress mere blocks from where he lived with his wife! Lurid text messages between the two are also revealed.

NOW in the wake of our bombshell investigation Kroft has admitted to the affair and issued a statement:

"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.  

“This was a personal failure, not a professional one, and had no impact whatsoever on my job as a journalist.

“My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter."