CBS launches new-look morning show

(CBS/WVLT) -- CBS News will launch its revamped "CBS This Morning” (CTM) on Monday, May 20, when Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil join Gayle King at the table.

"CBS This Morning" anchors Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil during a rehearsal at CBS' New York studios. / Source: CBS

“Gayle, of course, is amazing,” said CTM Executive Producer Diana Miller. “Anthony Mason has been such a stalwart on CBS This Morning and Tony Dokoupil has been doing such incredible reporting for us. The three of them together are really special."

Along with a new anchor team, Miller says viewers can expect to see a new look and some format changes, but the program’s commitment to the news and original reporting will stay the same.

"We’re the place for news in the morning. We’re the place that you can come to make your morning matter,” noted Miller. "There’s going to be a little more consistency with who you see on the show in addition to the new anchor team. A lot of great consumer stories. A lot of great medical stories. And really just a wealth of reporting from all across CBS News.”

CBS News President and Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky announced the new lineup on May 6.

“This is a start of a new era for CBS News,” said Zirinsky. “Our job is to reveal America to itself through original reporting, strong investigative journalism and powerful political coverage.

CBS News named former CTM anchor Norah O’Donnell the new anchor and Managing Editor of the "CBS Evening News.” John Dickerson, who shared the CTM anchor table with O’Donnell and King, will now report for “60 Minutes” and contribute to CBS News’ election specials.

“CBS This Morning” airs weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. on WVLT, immediately following “WVLT News This Morning."

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