11/07/2011 09:35 am ET | Updated Jan 07, 2012

Mika Brzezinski Remembers Andy Rooney (VIDEO)

Mika Brzezinski got a little emotional on Monday when she remembered her former CBS colleague Andy Rooney.

Rooney died on Saturday after complications from surgery, and just a few weeks after stepping down from his iconic role on "60 Minutes." The show paid tribute to him on Sunday.

Brzezinski worked alongside Rooney at CBS, where, among other things, she was a contributor to "60 Minutes."

"I spent time with him at CBS and loved him dearly, and he told me when he stopped working he probably would die," she said on Monday, as her voice cracked. "He loved his job."

Watch (jump to 4:00):

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Andy Rooney