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Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1933
DiedSeptember 15, 1991
SpouseJean Osgood
MarkHis calm-reasonable personality.
FactA baseball buff.

Charles Osgood is an American radio and television broadcaster. He is the host of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he has held since 1994. Osgood was born in New York City on January 8, 1933, the son of Charles and Louise (née Smith) Osgood. His father was a stockbroker and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters, Louise and Jane. Osgood was educated at the Bronx High School of Science and Fordham University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1954.

He began his broadcasting career at WCBS Radio in New York City in the 1950s. He later worked at WBBM Radio in Chicago and KGO Radio in San Francisco before joining CBS News in 1967. Osgood has been the host of CBS News Sunday Morning since 1994. He has also been a regular panelist on the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes since 2002. Osgood is the author of several books, including The Osgood Files (1971), See You on the Radio (1989), and Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack (2000).

He has been married to Jean Currie since 1957. They have three children: Charles Jr. , Christopher, and Catherine.

General Info

Full NameCharles Osgood
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1933
DiedSeptember 15, 1991
ProfessionTV Journalist, Newscaster
EducationFordham University


SpouseJean Osgood
ChildrenAnnie Osgood, Jamie Osgood, Emily Osgood, Winston Osgood, Kathleen Osgood


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, James Beard Award for Best National Television Food Journalism, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, James Beard Award for Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location, James Beard Award ...
NominationsJames Beard Award for Specials, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story – Long Form
TV ShowsCBS News Sunday Morning, CBS Morning News, Walter Cronkite's Universe, The Number Man - Bach at Three Hundred

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#Marks / Signs
1The catchphrase - "See You On The Radio."
2His calm-reasonable personality.
3His bowties.


1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
2His father was a textile salesman.
3Graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951.
4Is the best-selling author of 7 books.
5Met Ted Koppel at WABC in 1963, where the lifelong friendship began.
6Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he was a music disc jockey at WGMS in Washington, D.C.
7He has 7 hobbies: gardening, swimming, spending time with his family, playing the piano, drawing, poetry and reading.
8A baseball buff.
9Best known by the public as the host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979).
10After his 22-year stint as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), he retired from hosting duties, full-time, in September 2016, at age 83.
11He announced his retirement as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)effective in September, 2016. He last appearance on the show was September 25th. [28 August 2016].
12Friends of: Walter Cronkite, Charles Kuralt, Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Harry Reasoner, Lesley Stahl, Jane Pauley, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Roger Mudd, Harry Smith, Mark McEwen, Alan Alda, Ben Stein, Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Julie Chen, Bob Schieffer, Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson, John Cacavas and Jack Haley Jr..
13Every summer, when Osgood was young, he and his sister both spent most of their times at their grandmother's house in Massachusetts.
14In 1942, when Osgood was 9, his father transferred from The Bronx, New York to Baltimore, Maryland.
15Owns a house in the south of France.
16Long lives ran in his family.
17Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he used to work at ABC News.
18The oldest of 3 children.
19The song he remembered playing was "The Happy Farmer," at a recital. He nearly forgot to perform; when he wasn't called.
20As of 2016, he surpassed Charles Kuralt as the longest-serving host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979). At the time of his retirement, he hosted the show for 22 years.
21Before he turned 9, the Japanese took manila and unfortunately, he had to pin the Japanese fought to the big Chinese map he had tacked to his bedroom wall. [2 January 1942].
22Lives in New York City with his wife. [2008]
23Charles Osgood was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
24Plays piano and 5-string banjo
25Children: Kathleen (b. 1974), Winston (b. 1975), Annie (b. 1977), Emily (b. 1979), Jamie (b. 1983)




Horton Hears a Who!2008Narrator (voice)


CBS News Sunday Morning2002-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host / Himself - Correspondent / ...
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning1987TV SeriesHimself - News Anchor (1987-1992)
The CBS Morning News1987TV SeriesHimself - Co-anchor (1987-1992)
Universe1980TV SeriesReporter
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - CBS News


Won Awards

2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS News Sunday Morning (1979)

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