Charlie Rose, a former CBS News anchor, was named anchor of the CBS News morning program CBS THIS MORNING in December 2011. He also co-hosts “Person To Person” and contributes to 60 MINUTES.
Rose won a Peabody award recently for what was considered the interview of 2013: his September sit-down with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that made worldwide headlines. Since appearing on CBS THIS MORNING, the program has become the fastest growing morning news broadcast in the U.S.
Rose continues to serve as executive editor and host of “Charlie Rose,” the daily hour-long late-night interview program syndicated on Thirteen/WNET, the PBS station in New York, and is also broadcast afternoons on Bloomberg Television. He appears weekly on PBS on another WNET production, “Charlie Rose: The Week.” “Charlie Rose” premiered on Sept. 30, 1991, and became nationally syndicated in January 1993. Rose has also hosted other outside projects, including a special for the Discovery Channel, “One on One with Roger Payne,” for which he won a 1992 Emmy Award.
He was a correspondent for “60 Minutes II” during its six and a half seasons. He interviewed a divergent group of people on that news magazine, including President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Jodie Foster, Carlos Santana and the Dave Matthews Band. He has presented profiles ranging from a professor of psychiatry who suffers from the same manic-depression she treats in others, and a man who is leading the fight to find a treatment for ALS, from which his brother suffers, to Robert Parker, the most influential wine critic in the world.
Rose has engaged an extraordinary range of interviewees for “Charlie Rose,” from the worlds of politics, literature, the visual and performing arts, science, business and sports. His guests have included Nelson Mandela, Yitzhak Rabin, Clinton, Bill Gates, Toni Morrison and Martin Scorsese, among hundreds of others.
Before launching his PBS program, Rose worked for CBS News (1984-1990) as the anchor of “Nightwatch,” the network's first late-night news broadcast. He won a 1987 Emmy Award for his interview with convicted mass murderer Charles Manson. He also occasionally served as a substitute anchor for FACE THE NATION, the “CBS Morning News,” CBS THIS MORNING and “Newsbreak,” and he reported for 48 HOURS.
Rose created, produced and hosted “The Charlie Rose Show” for KXAS-TV Dallas/Ft. Worth (1979-1981) and secured its national syndication in 1981 by moving the program to Washington, D.C., where it was broadcast on WRC-TV, the NBC owned station (1981-1984). He also hosted and produced a daily hour-long talk show, co-hosted “AM/Chicago” for WLS-TV Chicago (1978-1979) and served as a correspondent for NBC News in Washington (1976-1977).
Rose was the executive producer of the PBS series “Bill Moyers' Journal” (1975-1976) and served as a correspondent for “USA: People and Politics,” Moyers' weekly PBS series on the 1976 political campaign, for which Rose received a Peabody Award. He entered television journalism full-time as managing editor of “Bill Moyers' International Report” on PBS (1974-1975).
Rose was born on Jan. 5, 1942, in Henderson, N.C., and was graduated from Duke University in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in history and from the Duke University School of Law in 1968. He also attended the New York University Graduate School of Business. He lives in New York City and Long Island, N.Y.