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Charles Osgood Biography

Charles Osgood is a former American radio and television pundit and writer. From April 10, 1994, through September 25, 2016, Osgood was the host of CBS News Sunday Morning for over 22 years. Osgood hosted The Osgood File, a series of daily radio commentary, from 1971 through December 29, 2017.

Charles Osgood Age | Birthday

How old is Charles? He is 89 years old as of 8 January 2022. He was born Charles Osgood Wood III in 1933 in Bronx, New York, United States.

Charles Osgood Education

He went to Englewood, New Jersey’s St. Cecilia High School. Osgood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Fordham University in 1954.

Charles Osgood Family | Parents

In 1933, Osgood was born in the Bronx, New York City. He and his family moved to the Liberty Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, when he was a child.

Charles Osgood Wife | Married

He is married to Jeanne Crafton and has five children with her. He raised his family in Englewood, New Jersey. Osgood and his wife relocated to a 12-room duplex on West 57th Street at 7th Avenue in New York City when they became empty-nesters.

Charles Osgood Salary

He earns an annual salary of $1 Million.

Charles Osgood’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Charles Osgood CBS News |Radio| Career

RKO General, WGMS’ parent company, transferred Osgood to Hartford, Connecticut, in April 1962, and promoted him to his first job in television: general manager of Channel 18, WHCT (WUVN today). WHCT was the first television station in the United States to be licensed to use Phonevision, a Zenith-developed system that scrambled the station’s image and sound. This restricted viewing to paid subscribers who were provided with decoders that were connected to their television sets and telephone lines. The station provided its subscribers with first-run movies, live sporting events, and cultural programming such as ballets and symphonies, all without commercials. Despite the fact that RKO is expected to operate.  Although RKO expected to run WHCT at a loss for the three years before the Federal Communications Commission was set to renew the station’s license, by early 1963, the financial realities had become too difficult to bear. In an interview with Broadcasting magazine in 1985.

Osgood worked for WCBS as a reporter and anchor. In August 1967, he hosted WCBS’s first-morning drive shift after the station switched to an all-news format. After an airplane crashed into the AM station’s antenna tower on New York’s High Island, keeping WCBS off the air until a temporary tower could be erected, the first day of all-news programming aired on WCBS-FM.

Osgood was the host of Westwood One’s The Osgood File, which could be heard four times per weekday morning drive time on radio stations across the country. Each three-minute Osgood File focused on a single story, ranging from a significant national development to a lighthearted human-interest vignette. He did some of them in rhyme, which is why he was dubbed CBS’s “Poet in Residence.” He continued to broadcast these messages until December 29, 2017.