Replacing Erica Hill in latest morning show shakeup
In another shakeup to the "CBS This Morning" lineup, CBS chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell is replacing Erica Hill as a co-anchor.
Hill and Chris Wragge were named to replace Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez in November 2010 as CBS tried to boost ratings for its perpetually third-place "Early Show." Hill remained aboard when CBS revamped again a year later, bringing in Charlie Rose and Gayle King as co-anchors and changing the name of the show to "CBS This Morning."
Hill is in talks for a new role at CBS News.
O’Donnell has been CBS News’ chief White House correspondent since June 2011. She will leave the White House to assume her new role, and will continue as the main substitute anchor for "Face the Nation."
She was previously chief Washington correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” She joined NBC News in 1999. She was also a staff reporter for Roll Call.
The morning show race is increasingly fluid since ABC's "Good Morning America" beat NBC's "Today" in the weekly ratings for the first time in 16 years. Since then the shows have waged a close fight for first place in the ratings. But CBS has lagged far behind.