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Jane Pauley to Succeed Charles Osgood as 'CBS Sunday Morning' Anchor

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Award-winning anchor and author Jane Pauley speaks at 2014 Pennsylvania Conference For Women at Philadelphia Convention Center on October 16, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)

By    |   Monday, 26 Sep 2016 09:18 AM

Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning," marking her return to morning television after co-hosting NBC's "Today" in the 1970s and 1980s, CBS News announced Sunday.

She's set to replace Charles Osgood, who retired Sunday after hosting "CBS Sunday Morning" for 22 years, on October 9. Osgood, an award-winning television journalist, spent a total of 45 years at the network.

"Jane Pauley is the ideal host for the most wide-ranging news program on American culture, our beloved 'CBS Sunday Morning' broadcast," CBS News president David Rhodes said in a statement. "Charles Osgood is a television news legend — and so is Jane Pauley."

Pauley became recognized nationwide as the co-host of "Today" from 1976 to 1989 and then went on to "Dateline NBC." Pauley, who is married to Garry Trudeau, the creator of the satirical comic strip "Doonesbury," once hosted her own talk show as well, according to Variety.

Pauley joined "CBS Sunday Morning" as a contributor in 2014 and has even subbed in as host for Osgood.

"Charles Osgood set the standard for 'CBS Sunday Morning,'" Pauley said in the CBS 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."

Pauley's work on "CBS Sunday Morning" has ranged from a profile on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to an interview with former late-night talk show host David Letterman to a story about a group of educators who survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and are now fighting to impact gun control laws, Deadline.com reported.

"We first got to know Jane when we did a story about her on 'Sunday Morning,'" Rand Morrison, executive producer of "CBS Sunday Morning," said in the network statement. "Our viewers immediately responded by suggesting she belonged on 'Sunday Morning' permanently. And, as is so often the case, they were right. She's a dedicated, experienced broadcast journalist. But — every bit as important — she's a delight to work with. A worthy successor and a perfect fit."

Pauley has written two books which have gone on to become New York Times Bestsellers, — "Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue" and "Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life," according to CBS News.

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Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning," marking her return to morning television after co-hosting NBC's "Today" in the 1970s and 1980s, CBS News announced Sunday.
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