The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday in a press release that Charles Osgood, the legendary journalist and beloved longtime anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning," will receive the 2017 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The News & Documentary Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a journalist or filmmaker who "has made a lasting and distinguished contribution to broadcast journalism or documentary film."
Back in September 2016, Osgood retired from his position as anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning," after a 22-year run (1994-2016), and introduced Jane Pauley as his successor during a special edition of the broadcast titled "Celebrating Charlie" in his honor.
Osgood remains a contributor to "CBS Sunday Morning" and writes "The Osgood File," his daily news commentary featured on the CBS Radio Network.
Before joining CBS News, Osgood was an anchor and reporter for WCBS News Radio 880 in New York. Prior to that, he worked for ABC News, was the general manager of WHCT-TV in Hartford, Conn., and was the program director and classical music announcer at WGMS Radio in Washington, D.C.
Osgood has earned many top broadcasting awards, including three Daytime Emmys. He was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2000. After his final "CBS Sunday Morning" broadcast, Osgood's iconic bow-tie was donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to become part of its permanent collection.
The Nominations for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. The awards will be presented on October 5, 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
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