CBS This Morning Announces Its Team of National Correspondents

By A.J. Katz Comment

CBS News has its new morning show anchor team AND its new team of national correspondents ready to go when the revamped broadcast launches tomorrow.

CBS News has named David Begnaud, Jericka Duncan, Anna Werner and Vladimir Duthiers its national correspondents for CBS This Morning, and they will will appear on the broadcast along with co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to deliver original reporting on the day’s top stories, investigative reports and news making interviews.

“Having a dedicated team of correspondents will provide a consistent, high level of original reporting that viewers can count on each day,” CBS This Morning executive producer Diana Miller said in a statement. “Each one of them brings something different to the broadcast and is focused on our mission of hard news with a heart.”

Their reporting will also be featured on the CBS Evening News, CBSN our streaming network and all other CBS News platforms.

Begnaud becomes lead national correspondent for the broadcast. He joined the network in 2015, and garnered critical acclaim for his extensive, on-going coverage of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in the summer/fall of 2017, coverage which garnered him the prestigious George Polk award for public service and the Radio Television Digital News Association’s First Amendment Leadership Award in 2019 for his significant contribution to the protection of the First Amendment and freedom of the press.

Duncan, has been a CBS News correspondent since 2013, becomes a national correspondent for CBS This Morning. Shas reported such significant stories as accusations against R Kelly, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, the shooting deaths of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, the 70th anniversary of D-Day and Normandy as well as a variety of national breaking news stories.

She made headlines in September 2018 for her investigative reporting on the Jeff Fager scandal. Then-CBS News president David Rhodes claimed the firing of the former 60 Minutes executive producer was not due to “recent press reports,” (which included Ronan Farrow‘s explosive stories), but rather because of a threatening text Fager sent to a CBS News reporter over coverage of the sexual harassment allegations against him.

That reporter was Duncan.

 

Werner has been named CBS This Morning’s consumer investigative correspondent. She’s well-known for reporting on consumer safety and whistleblower stories, and really came to national prominence when she broke the defective Firestone tire story, leading to the largest tire recall in the nation’s history. Among her many awards,  Werner’s reporting has won two Peabodys, two DuPont Awards, three Murrow Awards, three Scripps-Howard Awards, a Polk Award and 33 Emmys.

Many CBS News viewers are familiar with Duthiers from his work as the anchor of CBSN, the news division’s streaming service. He will continue his work as CBSN anchor, in addition to reporting for CTM. According to CBS, Duthiers “will deliver the first look at stories people are talking about each day.”

In 2010, while a reporter at CNN International, he was on the ground less than 24 hours after a devastating earthquake killed thousands in Haiti and was part of the team that earned two Emmy Awards for its coverage. Duthiers served as Anderson Cooper’s translator in Haiti.

As a foreign correspondent for CNN International, he reported from Nigeria on the schoolgirls who were abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram and from the Middle East on the front lines of Israeli-Palestinian crisis. His reporting earned him a Peabody in 2014, the year he moved from CNNI to CBS. Duthiers covered the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 and the Brussels bombings in March 2016.

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