Clayson will become a correspondent for the CBS Evening News With Dan Rather, focusing much of her time on in-depth, original reporting for the "Eye on America" segments of the broadcast, it was announced by Andrew Heyward, President, CBS News. The daily "Eye on America" segments primarily feature lengthier investigative and enterprise reports.
Clayson will also appear on other CBS News broadcasts, as a substitute anchor and as an occasional contributor to 48 Hours Investigates.
"Jane has helped make anchor The Early Show a credible and competitive entry in morning television," said Heyward. "She joined CBS News as a fast-rising network correspondent. Now, she'll bring her added experience and higher national profile to important original reporting for our flagship broadcast."
"I'm pleased to welcome Jane to the CBS Evening News team," said Jim Murphy, Executive Producer, CBS Evening News. "'Eye on America' is a centerpiece of our strategy of distinguishing our broadcast with original reporting that sets us apart. Jane will help make us stronger in that regard."
Clayson will assume her new duties next month. She will anchor The Early Show through Sept. 27.
The Early Show debuted on Nov. 1, 1999, and has increased its total viewership each season.
Before co-anchoring The Early Show, Clayson was a correspondent (1997-99) for ABC News in Los Angeles, reporting for World News Tonight and other network broadcasts. She covered numerous international breaking news stories, including the NATO air strikes against Kosovo, the refugee crisis in Macedonia, the Indonesian riots and the subsequent fall of the Suharto government. Her domestic coverage for ABC included Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign, the crash of the Boeing 747 in Guam, and the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
Between 1990 and 1996, Clayson anchored and reported for KSL-TV, the highly rated and respected broadcast news organization in Salt Lake City. While working for KSL, she traveled to China twice to write and produce an award-winning news series and documentary.
She has received numerous journalism awards, including the Radio and Television News Directors of America=s Edward R. Murrow Award, an Emmy Award and several Society of Professional Journalists Awards.
Clayson was born on April 25, 1967. She grew up in several U.S. cities, ultimately settling with her family in Sacramento. Clayson was graduated from Brigham Young University in 1990 with a degree in journalism.