CBS News announces anchor changes

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Gayle King will be joined by Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil as co-hosts of “CBS This Morning,” and Norah O’Donnell has been named anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News,” CBS News announced Monday morning. O’Donnell will also be the lead anchor of political events for the network and continue as a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

John Dickerson, currently a co-host in the morning, will shift roles to report for “60 Minutes” and contribute to election specials.

The staffing moves were announced by Susan Zirinsky, who was named president of CBS News in January and took over in March.

“This is a start of a new era for CBS News,” Zirinsky said in a news release. “Our job is to reveal America to itself through original reporting, strong investigative journalism and powerful political coverage.”

“CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” begins this summer in New York and will move to Washington, D.C. this fall on a permanent basis.

“Norah is one of the leading journalists of our time,” Zirinsky said. “Her outstanding reporting, incisive interviews and dedication to the truth will distinguish the ‘CBS Evening News’ every night.”

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