Norah O'Donnell Named 'CBS This Morning' Cohost
Erica Hill in talks for a new role
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/26/2012 11:50:45 AM
She will join fellow cohosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King on the morning program beginning in the fall.
While she will leave her role as chief White House correspondent -- which she had been since June 2011 -- O'Donnell will stay as the main substitute anchor for Face the Nation and continue to report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. A new White House correspondent will be announced at a later date.
"This is a very exciting development for our morning program and for all of CBS News," said Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes executive producer. "Norah is an accomplished reporter with all the skills for the job. She's a hard worker who knows her story and, as she has shown time after time at the White House, she can think on her feet on live television."
"Norah has earned the respect of global newsmakers as a tough but fair reporter," added Chris Licht, VP, programming, CBS News and executive producer of CBS This Morning. "Adding her to the team is part of our ongoing process of improving and building on the solid foundation that already exists at CBS This Morning."
Norah O'Donnell is top notch. This time I think CBS made an excellent decision. As much as I like Erica Hill, she appeared tense and stiff in her role as co-anchor on this show. I've seen Norah O'Donnell on various news programs when she was with NBC, and she is absolutely brillient.
Karen - 7/28/2012 3:26:42 PM EDT
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