Jane Pauley to debut as host of “CBS Sunday Morning”

“Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley interviews Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

CBS News

News veteran Jane Pauley will host her inaugural broadcast as the new anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning,” featuring her profile of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the CBS Television Network October 9.

Pauley, who has been a contributor to “Sunday Morning” since April 2014, is only the third anchor in the broadcast’s 39-season history. She was named to her position two weeks ago, during the September 25 broadcast, which also honored the career of Charles Osgood, host of the show for the past 22 years.

“I feel this is the opportunity of a lifetime,” Pauley said. “ ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ defies my imagination. Each week it has such an eclectic mix of stories that are delivered with a distinctive voice, that exists nowhere else on television.

“This is the best fit of any job I’ve ever had.”

In addition to Pauley’s interview with Ginsburg, the broadcast will include the latest reporting on Hurricane Matthew; Susan Spencer’s look at the role of placebos in medical research and testing; Mo Rocca’s interview with superstar singer Celine Dion; Lee Cowan’s chat with Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actor Nick Nolte; Seth Doane’s report on the ancient art of Bonsai; a run-up to Sunday night’s presidential debate; and the latest installment in Conor Knighton’s year-long trek through America’s national parks.

The three-time Emmy-winning broadcast has been America’s #1 Sunday morning news program for 16 consecutive years.

“CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley” is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 a.m. ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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