Veteran NBC News journalist and former “Today” anchor Jane Pauley will be joining CBS News as a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” Bob Schieffer announced at a symposium at Texas Christian University late Wednesday.
In explaining her decision to join the network, Pauley credited her start at a CBS affiliate in Indiana for her long career at NBC.
“NBC has been my home and I valued that loyalty, but CBS is the reason I had a 40 year career at NBC,” Pauley said according to TCU’s live blog of the event.
Pauley may have forecasted this career move in a January interview — with “CBS Sunday Morning,” no less.
Her new book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” published by the CBS-owned Simon & Schuster, shares stories of middle-aged people reinventing themselves rather than retiring.
“We are at a stage of life where we’re supposed to be planning for, or anticipating, or dreading retirement … when after that artificial date, at the age of 65, we know we could live another decade, two, or three,” she said. “What are we going to do?”
The 2014 Schieffer Symposium, held at the TCU journalism school also named after Schieffer, featured a panel including the longtime “Face the Nation” anchor, Pauley, “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, and Watergate reporter Bob Woodward.
CBS did not immediately return The Wrap‘s request for comment.