07/26/2012 12:16 pm ET Updated Sep 25, 2012

Norah O'Donnell To Replace Erica Hill On 'CBS This Morning'

Norah O'Donnell will replace Erica Hill on "CBS This Morning," it was announced Thursday.

Media Bistro reported news of the shake-up. O'Donnell, the network's current White House correspondent, will join Charlie Rose and Gayle King as co-host in the fall. Meanwhile, the network is still working out the details of Hill's future role at CBS.

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager called O'Donnell's appointment "a very exciting development," and praised her experience. "Norah is an accomplished reporter with all the skills for the job," he said. "She's a hard worker who knows her story and, as she has shown time after time at the White House, she can think on her feet on live television."

O'Donnell filled in on "CBS This Morning" last week. She came to CBS News -- where she has served as chief White House correspondent and Bob Schieffer's primary substitute on "Face the Nation" -- last July after eleven years at NBC News.



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