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‘Sunday Morning’ host Charles Osgood leaving CBS show after more than two decades

29 August 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood has announced that he will be leaving the show after 22 years of being the CBS show’s anchor.

Osgood is known for his distinct voice and elegant broadcasting style. Accordingly, he will no longer be the face of the show by the end of September. Many have speculated in the past that Osgood will be exiting the show and the 83-year-old confirmed the rumors in the latest episode of “Sunday Morning.”

Osgood shared, “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 a joy doing it. 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, and a date is set for me to do my farewell ‘Sunday Morning.’” The last broadcast showing Osgood will be on September 25.

Osgood joined the network in 1971. He has been either a reporter or an anchor for all the broadcasting shows of CBS. He took over “Sunday Morning” in 1994 after Charles Kuralt gave up the position. Kuralt spent 15 years on “Sunday Morning.”

David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, said in a statement regarding Osgood’s exit from “Sunday Morning,” “Charles Osgood has one of the most distinctive voices in broadcasting, guiding each broadcast, making sure the words were just right and being a calming, reassuring presence to our viewers. His impeccable commitment to quality inspires all of us at CBS News.”

Despite resigning from his “Sunday Morning” post, Osgood assured his viewers that they will still hear of him. He will still be contributing to his long-running program “The Osgood File.” In his radio show, he reads vignettes and poems about the day’s news. He took to Twitter to announce about “The Osgood File” as he thanked his fans for their kind words.