Norah O’Donnell on ‘CBS This Morning’: ‘There’s an Enormous Amount of Generosity’

By Merrill Knox 

New York magazine sits down for a Q+A with “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell about her quest to “de-fluff morning news.” O’Donnell talks about how the “CTM” co-hosts get along on-screen and off:

One, I think Charlie and Gayle are just great people. Television magnifies insecurities or inexperience. They come to this with a lot of experience, and a lot of success in their previous careers. There’s an enormous amount of generosity. You’ll see one of us starts to speak and the other one will just yield to the other one. There’s no prep for that, and the fact that it works out so well is actually extraordinary.

The mother of three also talks about her disdain for the concept of a “work-life balance”:

I think it sets up these scales of justice where for me they’re the same — work and life — and that they’re supposed to be equal. I spend more time at work during the week than I am at home. I spend time with my children during the night, but they’re also at school during the day — I mean, they have lives, too. My biggest thing is that the guilt has to end — this guilt that men never suffer about work and home has got to end.