CBS gives ‘CBS This Morning’ anchor expanded role on ’60 Minutes’

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CBS This Morning” anchor Norah O’Donnell has been given an expanded role at the network’s venerable “60 Minutes,” reports Page Six.

  • Page Six reports that O’Donnell has been assigned a team of producers to work on projects for “60 Minutes.”
  • O’Donnell is already a contributor to the newsmagazine program.
  • By assigning a dedicated team to O’Donnell, she is being equipped to appear on more in-depth stories, which can take months to produce backed by a team of researchers, producers, editors and more who do much of the legwork before the correspondent comes in to record key interviews and voiceovers.
  • O’Donnell’s “expanded role” comes as her co-anchor Gayle King is reportedly close to inking a new deal with CBS News to remain at the network.
  • Reports say that King, if signed, will stay on “CBS This Morning” but may have a new team of co-anchors.
  • Bianna Golodryga was ousted from the show last week, after less than six months on the permanent anchor team. Golodryga, who also contributed to “60 Minutes,” left the network as part of her removal from the anchor desk.
  • Other reports say that O’Donnell is being eyed to take over “CBS Evening News” — while “CBS This Morning” co-anhor John Dickerson may move to “60 Minutes.”