Stahl Anchors <i>48 Hours Investigates</i>

Program Will Premiere 9/27

Lesley Stahl, a 60 Minutes correspondent since 1991, has been named anchor of 48 Hours Investigates. She will continue her full-time duties at 60 Minutes.

48 Hours Investigates will premiere with Stahl at the helm on Friday, Sept. 27, (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) in its new time slot.

"Few journalists command the hard-earned respect and credibility of Lesley Stahl," said CBS News President Andrew Heyward. "48 Hours Investigates will afford Lesley another well-established outlet for her formidable talents."

48 Hours Investigates will have a new focus and a new contemporary on-air look this fall. From unsolved crimes to intricate scams to real-life dramas, the broadcast's award-winning team of correspondents will uncover and examine high-impact stories. The single-topic news magazine is the third longest-running primetime program on television and enters its 16th season this fall.

Prior to joining 60 Minutes, Stahl served as CBS News' chief White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies. During much of that time, she also served as moderator of Face The Nation, CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.

Her experiences covering Washington for more than 20 years became the subject of Stahl's book, "Reporting Live." Beginning with her first big assignment for CBS News, the Watergate scandal, she has covered most of the major stories of our time – from the 1981 attempt on President Reagan's life to the Persian Gulf War to the Sept. 11 attacks - and virtually every national political convention and election night since 1974.

Stahl has anchored several CBS News documentaries, including "The Politics of Cancer" and "In the Red Blues," about the budget deficit.