Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
Charles Osgood 2005
CBS NewsCharles Osgood, a newsman, commentator and poet, has been anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning since 1994. He also anchors and writes The Osgood File, his daily news commentary broadcast on the CBS Radio Network. His commentaries have drawn one of the largest audiences of any network radio feature. He has anchored and reported for many CBS News broadcasts including the CBS Morning News, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and the CBS Sunday Night News.
Osgood was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990 and has received some of the highest accolades in broadcast journalism, including a 1999 International Radio and Television Society Foundation award for significant achievement. He received his third Emmy Award in 1997 for his interview with American realist painter Andrew Wyeth for Sunday Morning. Osgood received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for Sunday Morning and two additional Peabody Awards, in 1985 and 1986, for Newsmark, a weekly CBS Radio public affairs broadcast.
Before joining CBS News in September 1971, Osgood was an anchor/reporter for WCBS News Radio 88 in New York (1967-71). Prior to that, he spent four years on general assignment for ABC News.
Osgood was born on January 8, 1933 in New York. He graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. degree in economics in 1954 and has been awarded 10 honorary doctorates. He is the author of five books. The most recent, See You on the Radio (G.P. Putnam's Sons), was published in 1999.