About Charles

osgood02_300x250Charles Osgood, host of The Osgood File, is heard four times each weekday morning on radio stations nationwide.

Each Osgood File focuses on a single story, from major national news to a whimsical human interest vignette. Some of these shows he does in rhyme, which is why he is known as CBS News’ “Poet in Residence.”

The Osgood File attracts one of the largest audiences of any network radio feature – and Osgood’s radio work has been honored over the years with two Peabody Awards, the RTNDA’S Murrow Award, a Marconi Award and a Radio Mercury Award.

As anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, Osgood won another Peabody and three Emmy Awards. His Sunday Morning predecessor, the late Charles Kuralt, called Osgood “one of the last great broadcast writers.”

Also, Osgood has been inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Radio Hall of Fame at the Radio Museum in Chicago, and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

A graduate of Fordham University, Osgood has written several books. He and his wife Jean, who have five children, live in New York City.