CBS has decided that the path to the White House runs through Fox News.
The network has named former Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett as its new chief White House correspondent. He certainly has the experience, but is this a signal that CBS will lean more to the right? Garrett is replacing Norah O'Donnell, who slid over to CBS This Morning last summer.
Garrett takes over November 25. He will report on all CBS News programs and platforms, as well as occasionally serve as host on Face the Nation (CBS' Sunday morning political talk show) when host Bob Schieffer is unavailable.
This new position will not interfere with his writing for the National Journal.
Before working at Fox News, Garrett covered the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at CNN.
Garrett has already begun working for CBS, as he covered this presidential election for them, including all three presidential debates. He also co-hosted the coverage of the November 2011 Republican primary in South Carolina. And he has appeared many times on CBS This Morning.
What do you make of this news? I am not a fan of CBS anyways and preferred NBC’s coverage of the presidential debates/election. This news certainly will not shift my allegiance.