Charles Osgood to Retire as Anchor of 'CBS Sunday Morning' After 22 Years
The anchor announced his final broadcast as anchor will be on Sept. 25.
Charles Osgood announced on Sunday that he will be retiring as anchor from CBS Sunday Morning after 22 years. Although he will be making appearances on the show in the future, his final broadcast as anchor will be on Sept. 25.
No successor has been announced.
The final show in September will be a special 90-minute tribute to Osgood. The 83-year-old host, who has had a 45-year career at CBS News, said he will continue to remain anchor of The Osgood File on the CBS Radio Network.
Osgood said the following during Sunday morning's broadcast of the show:
"Some of you may have heard rumors lately that I won't be hosting these Sunday Morning broadcasts very much longer. Well, I'm here to tell you that the rumors are true. For years now, people — even friends and family — have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age. I am pushing 84. It's just that it’s been such a joy doing it."
Osgood continued: "Who wouldn't want to be the one who gets to introduce these terrific storytellers and the producers and writers and others who put this wonderful show together? I want to thank all of them and all of you in our still-growing audience for your support and encouragement. It's been a great run, but after nearly 50 years at CBS, including the last 22 years here on Sunday Morning, the time has come. The date is set for me to do my farewell Sunday Morning. It’s September the 25th, after which you can still see me on the radio. The Osgood File continues.”
Osgood replaced Charles Kuralt after he retired from hosting Sunday Morning in 1994. Kuralt had held the job since the show's premiere in 1971.
Before joining Sunday Morning, Osgood worked at WCBS News Radio in New York and ABC News.