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New 'CBS Evening News' anchor Norah O'Donnell visits WUSA

Norah O'Donnell named to new role in May.
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New 'CBS Evening News' anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell visits WUSA.

WASHINGTON -- New "CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell" is in D.C. Friday visiting WUSA.

O'Donnell, 45, was named managing editor and anchor of "The CBS Evening News" on May 6.

The mother of three -- 12-year-old twins, an 11-year-old and a dog named Ollie -- is the third woman ever to solo anchor a network evening news broadcast after Diane Sawyer at ABC and Katie Couric at CBS.

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Norah O'Donnell and family.

She has reported from every continent except Antarctica while traveling with a president or cabinet secretary and has covered the last six presidential elections.

As a child, O'Donnell has lived in Landstuhl, Germany, Seoul, South Korea and San Antonio, Texas while her father was in the military.

O'Donnell has been a co-anchor of "CBS This Morning" since 2012, before replacing Jeff Glor in her new role. She'll also contributes to "60 Minutes."

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