NEW YORK — Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again – this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the “Sunday Morning” telecast.

The bow-tied Osgood told viewers at the end of his last telecast after 22 years that Pauley would replace him. She’s been a contributor to the show since 2014.

Pauley will be only the third host of the program since its 1979 start with Charles Kuralt. “Sunday Morning” averages nearly 6 million viewers a week, the most popular morning news program on the weekend, heavy on features and a quiet vibe. Osgood leaves on a high note; ratings have increased for four straight years and this past season was his most-watched as host.

—From news service reports


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