Norah O’Donnell
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United States


TV Host

O’Donnell in 2019 jumped from one heady job to another, moving from one of three hosts of “CBS This Morning” to sole anchor of the “CBS Evening News” — only the second woman at the network to do so — part of a bid by the network’s news division to overhaul some of its best-known programs. By having her continue as a correspondent on the venerable “60 Minutes” and remain a political-news go-to, the net is betting O’Donnell’s ongoing push to land big interviews mixed with many years of covering Washington will prove meaningful to viewers as the 2020 election nears. With experience at both NBC and CBS News, she has done everything from covering the White House to interviewing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.


  • 60 MINUTES


  • Georgetown University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Norah O'Donnell's D.C. Move Brings Early Ratings Spike to 'CBS Evening News'

Norah O'Donnell's D.C. Move Brings Early Ratings Spike to 'CBS Evening News'

Norah O'Donnell's move to Washington, D.C. for "CBS Evening News" appears to have sparked new interest in the venerable program.An average of 1.44 million people between the ages of 25 and 54 watched the program's debut from its new studio in the nation's capital, according to Nielsen, a figure that is 41% higher than the program's season-to-date average of 1.02 million.  Advertisers place more focus on this demographic when it comes to audiences for news programming. Meanwhile, the initial broadcast...


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