O'Donnell will be the anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News starting this summer, replacing Jeff Glor.
Norah O'Donnell will be promoted to the position and the program featuring her as anchor will debut this summer in NY before moving to its permanent home in Washington this fall, CBS said in a press release.
Dickerson wrote in a blog post on Monday, "it is not befitting the role to jump up and down, but my family gathered around the television on Sunday nights to watch 60 Minutes".
In addition to O'Donnell's move, Dickerson will shift to being a contributor for 60 Minutes and contribute to the network's political coverage.
"She's restructuring pretty much of all of the news division's talent across the board", a CBS staffer said at the time.
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O'Donnell will become just the third woman to get a solo berth hosting one of the big broadcast-network evening-news programs. "Her outstanding reporting, incisive interviews and dedication to the truth will distinguish the CBS Evening News every night", Susan Zirinsky, who took over as president of CBS News in January, said in a statement.
Moving the CBS Evening News to Washington adds to the importance and stature of the broadcast and will give CBS News unique access to top lawmakers, whose decisions have a profound impact on all Americans. "I'm going to give this everything I've got, and at CBS News, I don't stand on the shoulders of my colleagues, they carry me on their backs". "Our job is to reveal America to itself through original reporting, strong investigative journalism and powerful political coverage".
O'Donnell is taking over for Jeff Glor, who has held the evening news chair for just 18 months. She will be joined by "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-anchor Anthony Mason.
In a The Hollywood Reporter cover story interview published on April 30, Gayle's best friend, Oprah Winfrey, admitted that she encouraged Gayle not to settle for less than she wanted. Her unrivaled ability to connect with audiences makes "CBS This Morning" relevant, relatable and the place you must start your day. It was reported that CBS execs offered her different roles within the network's news sector, but that she declined.
King said that whether Glor continued working for CBS would be his choice.
In April, Zirinsky appointed a new executive producer, Diana Miller, for "CBS This Morning".