Beginning May 20, King will be joined at This Morning by CBS News journalists Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil. She will also serve as the Managing Editor. The program will move from NY to Washington D.C.in the fall. She follows Diane Sawyer's stint at ABC's "World News" and Katie Couric at "CBS Evening News".
O'Donnell will be a contributor to "60 Minutes" as well as the anchor of Political Event Coverage.
But it's Jeff Glor who was trending worldwide Monday morning, as O'Donnell's appointment left the current CBS Evening News anchor the odd man out.
The notion that there are tensions between King and O'Donnell would surprise "CBS This Morning" fans. "I actually called up her lawyer, Allen Grubman, and I said, 'Allen, she should get what she wants.' And Allen goes, 'What the F do you think I'm doing here?"
Anthony Mason has been a part of the CBS News team since 1986, when he started his globe-spanning reporting duties, with some of his stories over the years having earned him prestigious awards, including seven Emmys and a James Beard award.
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The change of venue "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", Zirinsky said.
Zirinsky noted the new "dynamic team" in the morning.
"Gayle's game-changing interviews, compassionate storytelling and authenticity make her one of a kind".
CBS News on Monday announced its much-anticipated plans for a total revision of the network's daily newscasts, with big changes both in the morning and at night. "John is a world-class interviewer and writer who uses history to create current context to the complexities of the day". He has established himself at CBS Sunday Morning doing powerful and provocative cover stories and pieces for all CBS News programs. Now, he'll be taking on a new role as a correspondent for the venerable 60 Minutes.
"CBS Evening News" and "Face The Nation" have also been in decline.
"We are discussing opportunities for Jeff to remain with CBS News and continue providing the same substantive, trusted reporting that he has been offering for the past 12 years", Zirinsky said.