Charles Osgood is a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” He was anchor of the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning broadcast between 1994 and 2016.
He also hosts and writes “The Osgood File,” his daily news commentaries broadcast on the CBS Radio Network.
Osgood is an experienced journalist and author who is considered one of the best broadcast writers in the business. With Osgood as anchor, “CBS Sunday Morning” reached its highest audience levels in more than two decades, and was three times named the Outstanding Morning Program on television by Daytime Emmy voters.
He joined CBS News in 1971 and has been an anchor and reporter for every broadcast on the network, including the “CBS Morning News,” the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” and the “CBS Sunday Night News.”
Before joining CBS News, Osgood was an anchor and reporter for WCBS News Radio 880 in New York. Prior to that, he worked for ABC News, was the general manager of WHCT-TV in Hartford, Conn., and was the program director and classical music announcer at WGMS Radio in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the three Daytime Emmys, (2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16), Osgood earned many top broadcasting awards including a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for “CBS Sunday Morning” and two additional Peabody Awards in 1985 and 1986 for “Newsmark,” a weekly CBS Radio public affairs broadcast.
On radio, among other awards, “The Osgood File” has earned the host five coveted Washington Journalism Review Best in the Business Awards.
A prolific author, Osgood made his big screen debut as the narrator of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who,” the animated feature film adaptation of the beloved children’s book.
Osgood was born in New York. He was graduated from Fordham University in 1954 with a B.S. degree in economics, and holds honorary doctorates from 11 institutions of higher learning. He has served as a trustee for Fordham University and St. Bonaventure, is an overseer at Colby College, and is a trustee at the School of Strings in Manhattan. Osgood has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and played the piano and banjo with the New York Pops and Boston Pops Orchestras.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Jean. They have five children.
Books by Charles Osgood
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House”
“Funny Letters From Famous People”
“Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Crisis That Is Minor in the Morning”
“There’s Nothing I Wouldn’t Do if You Would Be My POSSLQ”
“Osgood on Speaking: How to Think on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face”
“Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack”
Great episode with Charles Osgood. Great discussion. Great guest. Great host and interviewer!!