Jane Pauley to Succeed Charles Osgood as Host of CBS Sunday Morning

During his final broadcast earlier today, Charles Osgood announced that longtime contributor Jane Pauley will succeed him as host of CBS Sunday Morning.

Osgood, who has anchored the program since 1994, first announced his retirement on Aug. 28.

“Charles Osgood set the standard for CBS Sunday Morning, and it’s a great honor to be given the chance to further our show’s legacy of excellence,” Pauley said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing loyal viewers the kind of engaging, original reporting that has made the broadcast so irresistible for so long.”

“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. “Charles Osgood is a television news legend—and so is Jane Pauley.”

Pauley, a former Today show co-host, first joined CBS Sunday Morning as a contributor in April 2014. She has since been a regular substitute host.

Osgood will continue to host his daily radio segment The Osgood File on the CBS Radio Network, as well as make occasional appearances on Sunday Morning.

Press PLAY on the video below to see the official announcement, then tune in for Pauley’s first show as CBS Sunday Morning anchor on Oct. 9.