If Norah O'Donnell becomes the next big thing in morning television, history will point to a frosty January day in Iowa when she put a direct question to Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich. "You said of Mitt Romney, 'Somebody who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when they are president,'" she said. "I have to ask you, are you calling Mitt Romney a liar?" Responded Gingrich: "Yes."
It was a viral video that had CBS News executives thinking O'Donnell could be more than their chief White House correspondent. "She's had a lot of moments like that," CBS News president David Rhodes says of his...
Norah O'Donnell will replace Erica Hill as one of the co-hosts of CBS This Morning, CBS announced Thursday.
O'Donnell, who currently serves as CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent, will join co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King this fall.
The exposed brick walls in the new Manhattan studio for CBS This Morning are lined with items that reflect the legacy of the network's news division. A world map from Walter Cronkite's years on the evening news that was rescued from a New Jersey warehouse hangs on one side. Across the way are shelves with books by CBS journalists, vintage TV sets and video cameras. Standing out amid the paraphernalia is a green-and-gold Oakland A's cap, meant to remind the program's staff of the film Moneyball, in which Brad Pitt plays the renegade baseball executive Billy Beane.
CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht screened the film at a private launch party for the cast and crew held at the Ed Sullivan Theater last month. The message to the troops:
Charlie Rose says his reputation as a night owl is greatly exaggerated. The co-host of the new CBS morning program (to be renamed from The Early Show) that will launch January 9 told reporters Tuesday that he's up everyday at 5 a.m. — a little late for morning television prep, but still...
Sorry, Oprah: CBS stole your BFF.
Gayle King is teaming with Charlie Rose and Erica Hill for CBS' new morning program that will replace The Early Show, the network officially announced Tuesday. Unfortunately for...