CBS is capping off its tribute to Charles Osgood as Sunday Morning host by naming Jane Pauley as his successor, reports the AP. Pauley worked 13 years as Today show anchor ending in 1989. She becomes only the third host of Sunday Morning since its inception in 1979. Osgood, who retired Sunday after 22 years, replaced original host Charles Kuralt.
Leisurely paced and laden with features, Sunday Morning draws nearly 6 million viewers a week. Ratings have climbed for four straight years and this season was the most-watched one in Osgood's career. Pauley has been a contributor to the show since 2014. CBS said Sunday she was asked to join after the show did a feature on a book she had written about changing careers after age 50. (Read more Sunday morning talk shows stories.)