CBS recently announced that the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" will make a big appearance on July 15 from New York. Later this fall, the show will move to its permanent home in Washington, D.C.
O’Donnell, 45, will be only the second lady at CBS News since Katie Couric to lead the respected program solo. She is the former co-anchor of "CBS This Morning" along with Gayle King and John Dickerson.
“There is a real hunger for an independent source of news, and that starts with Norah O’Donnell."
Norah O'Donnell at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
According to the television journalist, they want the "CBS Evening News" to be the most patronized voice in news coverage.
She added: “Our newscast will be a source of information, not affirmation — covering the issues that matter with depth and clarity. CBS News has an exceptional team of reporters who work tirelessly to bring viewers a truthful, fact-based account of every story. These are important times, and journalism is more vital than ever. I can’t wait to get started!”
Norah O'Donnell at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 25, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
O’Donnell will likewise fill in as managing editor of “CBS Evening News.” In addition to her new job, she will be CBS’ lead anchor for political coverage of the primaries and election evenings. She will proceed as a contributing reporter for “60 Minutes.”
In a press release, CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky said:
“There is a real hunger for an independent source of news, and that starts with Norah O’Donnell. She has traveled the world reporting the most important stories of our time and has covered the White House, the Pentagon, and Capitol Hill.”
“She is an exceptional and experienced journalist who cares deeply about the issues that affect American families. Norah is the right person at the right time," Zirinsky added.
CBS News will also stream its latest “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” at 10 p.m. ET every weeknight on CBSN.
O'Donnell started her career as a staff writer for "Roll Call." She spent over a decade of her career at the NBC networks. She has served as an anchor in several of CBS' highest-rated shows since joining the network.