Charles Osgood is the voice of CBS News, whose carefully crafted
commentariesThe Osgood Fileshave been carried on the
network since 1971.
Known as CBS Radios Poet in Residence Osgoods
commentaries on the news as well as little known stories are frequently
delivered in verse.
Osgood was born in New York City on January 8, 1933. He studied
economics at Fordham University.
He joined CBS News as a New York-based correspondent in September
Prior to joining CBS News, Osgood was a morning anchor and reporter
for WCBS Newsradio 88/New York from 1967 to 1971. He also spent
almost four years on general assignment for ABC News, served as
the general manager at WHCT/Hartford, Connecticut, and was a program
manager at WGMS/Washington, DC.
Osgood has written four books, as well as a syndicated newspaper
column, which was syndicated twice weekly by Tribune Media Services.
On April 10, 1994, Osgood succeeded Charles Kuralt as host of CBS
Sunday Morning on CBS Television. From 1981 to 1987, he was the
anchor for the CBS Sunday Night News and has also been a co-anchor
for the CBS Morning News.
Charles Osgood was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
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