Norah O’Donnell Gets CBS White House Beat

The MSNBC correspondent becomes CBS’s chief White House correspondent and substitute anchor for Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation.

Emmy award-winning reporter Norah O’Donnell has been named CBS News’ chief White House correspondent, it was announced.

O’Donnell will also become the principal substitute anchor for Face the Nation, the Sunday morning public affairs broadcast anchored by CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, and will report for all CBS News broadcasts, including occasionally for 60 Minutes.

O’Donnell has been the chief Washington correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for Today and Weekend Today. She also appears regularly on The Chris Matthews Show and has co-anchored the 9 a.m. hour of Today.

O’Donnell provided in-depth coverage of the 2008 presidential election, during which she anchored throughout the primaries and reported on the exit polls. She was one of the main anchors for MSNBC’s primetime coverage of both the Democratic and Republican conventions, and moderated a panel of MSNBC’s chief political analysts. She won an Emmy as part of NBC News’ election night coverage.

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O’Donnell joined NBC News in 1999. Prior to that, she was a staff reporter for the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, and worked as a contributor and analyst for MSNBC.

O’Donnell is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She also holds a Master of Arts in liberal studies from Georgetown University.

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