With recent changes at NBC’s “Today” show getting headlines, another entry in the morning derby has decided to shake things up too.
CBS News announced that “CBS This Morning” is showing the door to Erica Hill, the only remaining face from the network’s previous installment of its morning show, Deadline.com reports.
In her place will be Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell, who will join co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King beginning this fall.
The story reports: “O’Donnell will leave the White House, a position she has held since joining CBS News in June 2011, to assume her new role while continuing as the principal substitute anchor for ‘Face the Nation.’ Hill ‘is in discussions regarding a new role,’ CBS News said.
Said CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager: “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.”
O’Donnell was previously the chief Washington correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for NBC’s “Today,” the story notes.
The CBS morning show continues to trail rivals ABC and NBC significantly in the ratings race.
The report adds: “The news comes after O’Donnell recently substituted for Hill, sitting next to Rose and King on the CBS morning program. Here’s what O’Donnell said about her guest stint on the show just last week: ‘I told Erica Hill who is letting me fill in for her, I promised not to leave too many crumbs in her keyboard; I won’t mess up her office too much.’”