CBS News taps medical correspondent

Jennifer Ashton will report for 'The Early Show' and others

Jennifer Ashton, M.D., has been named a CBS News medical correspondent.

She will report on medical topics for "The Early Show" and will contribute to the division's other broadcasts and platforms while continuing practicing medicine.

Ashton is a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology based in Englewood, N.J. 

Most recently, Ashton was a medical contributor for Fox News.