Major Garrett Headed for CBS News

Correspondent will continue to write for National Journal

Major Garrett is headed back to TV, taking over as CBS News' chief White House correspondent on Nov. 25. He replaces Norah O'Donnell, who last summer moved over to CBS This Morning.

For the past two years, Garrett has been correspondent at large and columnist for Beltway pub National Journal, which forged a partnership with CBS News for campaign 2012 coverage. The partnership made Garrett a familiar face on CBS News where he often substituted as anchor of CBS' Sunday news mag, Face the Nation, and appeared regularly on CBS This Morning.

Garrett will continue to pen his weekly column, All Powers, for National Journal and contribute as a correspondent at large.

Prior to National Journal, Garrett was chief White House correspondent for Fox News for eight years. He left two years ago to get back into print, telling The Washington Post, "I want to talk less and I want to think more. I always considered myself an accidental TV reporter." 

Prior to Fox, Garrett was a White House correspondent for CNN during the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. His earliest experience was in print journalism where he worked for U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Times, The Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Amarillo Globe-News.