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.