Hudson River Hero Sullenberger Lands at CBS
'Sully' to be network's aviation analyst
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 20, 2011 1:31 PM CDT
Chesley Sullenberger will be an aviation analyst for CBS News.   (Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – The pilot who safely brought down that plane in the Hudson River has a new gig as a CBS analyst. The network announced yesterday that Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger has been named as Aviation and Safety Expert. Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety and contribute to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. "Sully is a genuine hero," says CBS News chief David Rhodes.

Sullenberger gained fame in January 2009 when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York's frigid Hudson River. His quick response to the loss of two of the plane's engines saved the lives of all 155 people aboard. Sullenberger retired from US Airways in March 2010.

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