CBS News changes: Who’s going where, when everything takes effect

On Monday, May 6, 2019, CBS News officially announced (after weeks of what turned out to be mostly accurate leaks) major changes in its on air talent lineup. Here’s everything we know so far.

  • Gayle King has reportedly signed a new deal that doubles her salary to around $11 million to remain at “CBS This Morning.”
  • King has risen to prominence with high profile interviews, including one with R. Kelly,
  • Meanwhile, current co-anchor John Dickerson will move to become a correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
  • Dickerson will also be part of the network’s major political coverage, likely to include the 2020 presidential conventions and election.
  • Norah O’Donnell will take over “CBS Evening News” sometimes this summer from New York.
  • O’Donnell will also become the managing editor of “Evening News.”
  • She has also been named a lead anchor for the network’s political coverage and will also continue to contribute to “60 Minutes.”
  • However, the broadcast will relocate to Washington in the fall.
  • Meanwhile, CBS will add Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to the “This Morning” anchor desk starting May 20.
  • Jeff Glor, the current anchor of “Evening,” who has been on the job only 18 months, has not settled on his final plans.
  • Glor did not, notably, have the managing editor title.
  • CBS said in a statement they are in discussions with him to remain at the network in a different role, but nothing is finalized.
  • Earlier this year, Bianna Golodryga was cut as the fourth anchor of “CBS This Morning” after only six months in the role.
  • Per the terms of her contract, which reportedly guaranteed her the anchor position, she opted to leave the network when CBS decided to take her off the anchor desk.
  • CBS News has struggled in both the ratings and with internal moral as the network was rocked with multiple sexual misconduct allegations, including against former “This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose.
  • Rose was credited with bringing ratings to the morning show, though it never managed to get out of third place behind NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
  • Meanwhile, CBS did not announce any anchor changes to “Face the Nation,” which Dickerson previously hosted and is now helmed by Margaret Brennan.
  • “60 Minutes,” except for the additional of Dickerson and O’Donnell, remains largely unchanged.
  • The network’s iconic “Sunday Morning,” hosted by Jane Pauley, has not announced any talent changes.
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