Charles Osgood biography
Charles Osgood was born in New York City on January 8, 1933. In 1971, he became co-anchor of CBS Morning News. In 1980, he began working as a reporter for the CBS science broadcast Walter Cronkite's Universe and, from 1981 to 1987, anchored the CBS Sunday Night News. In 1994, Osgood became anchor of Sunday Morning, for which he earned one Peabody Award and three Emmys. More recently, he has hosted The Osgood File.
Early Life and Career
Broadcast journalist Charles Osgood Wood was born on January 8, 1933, in New York. After graduating from Fordham University, Osgood landed a job at ABC News in Manhattan, where he dropped his surname because the network already had a newsman named Charles Woods. He spent four years reporting for ABC radio and television.
In 1967, he became a reporter for CBS' Newsradio 88. After being called in as a last-minute weekend anchor replacement, Osgood joined the CBS network in 1971. There, he co-anchored the CBS Morning News and contributed to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He was a reporter for the CBS science broadcast Walter Cronkite's Universe and, from 1981 to 1987, anchored the Sunday Night News. In 1994, he became anchor of Sunday Morning, for which he earned one Peabody and three Emmy Awards.
'The Osgood File'
Osgood currently hosts The Osgood File, a three-minute show that is broadcast each weekday morning on over 400 radio stations nationwide. With topics ranging from breaking news to human interest vignettes (earning him the title of CBS?? Poet in Residence), he has become a drive time staple. During his more than 25-year tenure, Osgood's radio program has won two Peabody Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Osgood has written five books, including Nothing Could be Finer Than a Crisis That is Minor in the Morning (1979), The Osgood File (1991) and See You On The Radio (1999).
Osgood and his wife, Jean, have five children. The National Fathers Day Committee named him Father of the Year in 1985.