- Spent spare time in college at the school's radio station where he played piano and spun records on his own show.
- Served as emcee for the U.S. Army Band from 1955-58.
- Moonlighted at Washington's WGMS as an announcer and put together a radio show that was piped exclusively into the hospital room of President Eisenhower, who had suffered a heart attack.
- Sen. Everett Dirksen recorded his Grammy-winning song "Gallant Men" in 1967; the song is featured briefly in Easy Rider.
- Started working at CBS in 1967.
- Began airing The Osgood File on radio in 1971.
- Was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990.
- Took over as host of CBS News Sunday Morning in 1994.
- Inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Has authored and edited several books, including the 2004 memoir Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack.
- Narrated the 2008 movie Horton Hears a Who!
- Has played piano and banjo with the New York Pops and Boston Pops orchestras.
- Jamie Osgood — Son
- Mary Osgood — Mother
- Charles Osgood Wood II — Father
- Anne Elizabeth Osgood — Daughter
- Emily Jean Osgood — Daughter
- Kathleen Osgood — Daughter
- Jean Crafton Osgood — Wife
- Mary Ann Osgood — Sister
- Winston Osgood — Son
- Fordham University, New York City, New York, United States (BS Economics, 1954)
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