Jane Pauley Becomes ‘the First Non-Charles to Host Sunday Morning’

By Chris Ariens 

40 years almost to the day after joining the Today show as co-anchor, Jane Pauley returns to morning news tomorrow as she begins anchoring CBS Sunday Morning.

Pauley, just 25 years old at the time, replaced Barbara Walters on the Today show on Oct. 11, 1976. Tomorrow, Oct. 9, 2016, she takes over for she takes over for Charles Osgood, becoming just the third anchor of Sunday Morning in its nearly 38 years. Charles Kuralt was the original host. “I am the first non-Charles to host Sunday Morning,” Pauley joked on CBS This Morning yesterday.

For her first show, Pauley interviews Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


“I feel this is the opportunity of a lifetime,” Pauley said of hosting Sunday Morning. “Each week it has such an eclectic mix of stories that are delivered with a distinctive voice that exists nowhere else on television. This is the best fit of any job I’ve ever had. I can’t wait for it to become my new routine,” she said.