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Jane Pauley Named Anchor of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Pauley Assumes Her New Position on October 9th

Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of weekend staple “CBS Sunday Morning.” Pauley, a former fixture on NBC’s “Today” show will succeed Charles Osgood, who today yesterday after nearly 50 years at CBS News. Pauley’s first broadcast in the new role will be Oct. 9, when she’ll become only the third anchor in the history of “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Pauley joined “CBS Sunday Mporning” in 2014 as a contributor and as a substitute host.

“Charles Osgood set the standard for “CBS Sunday Morning,” Pauley said in a statement. “And it’s a great honor to be given the chance to further our show’s legacy of excellence. I look forward to bringing loyal viewers the kind of engaging, original reporting that has made the broadcast so irresistible for so long.”

Highlights of Pauley’s work at “CBS Sunday Morning” to-date include a profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton; an interview with 11-year-old Marquis Govan, who became a voice of reason in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer; the only TV interview with David Letterman about his retirement from late night television; and a report about a group of educators who lived through the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., now fighting to change gun control laws.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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