A well-known TV personality has been chosen to replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the CBS program “Sunday Morning.” The New York Times reports that Jane Pauley will take over the job starting Oct. 9.
Pauley will become only the third anchor on the show, which launched in 1979.
“For Ms. Pauley, 65, a return to the anchor role for a morning television show represents an unexpected late-career comeback,” The Times reports. “And by selecting her instead of a younger up-and-comer, CBS is clearly trying to ease the transition from Mr. Osgood, 83, whose folksy delivery has been a mainstay on the show for more than two decades.”
Pauley was a fixture on NBC’s “Today” show in the late ’70s and ’80s after she replaced Barbara Walters as anchor when Pauley was just 25. She went on to host “Dateline” for more than 10 years.