CBS is making official the much-rumoured changes to its beleaguered morning show.
The network has just announced Charlie Rose and Gayle King will be heading up the two-hour ‘Early Show’ starting sometime next year.
The result, according to Brian Stelter at the NYT, will be a morning show more focused on hard news combined with a conversational tone. Think The View meets Morning Joe.
The Morning Joe allusion is not a coincidence. Earlier this year longtime Morning Joe EP Chris Licht left the show and moved to CBS with the goal of revamping the morning line-up. His move followed an entire overhaul of the CBS News division at the beginning of the year and much behind-the-scenes upheaval at the Early Show itself.
Gayle King is mostly known to larger audiences as Oprah Winfrey‘s best-friend — she has a talk show on the new OWN network and made frequent appearance on Oprah’s syndicated show.
Rose, a longtime newsman and uber-well known figure in media circles, hosts his own nightly PBS talkshow. It remains to be seen whether he will be doing any cooking.
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