Jane Pauley on Sunday was named to replace the retiring Charles Osgood as anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Pauley's appointment was announced at the end of Osgood's final appearance as host of the program he took over 22 years ago. Pauley will be the third anchor in the program's 37 years. Osgood took over for Charles Kuralt, the program's first anchor in 1994.

Osgood, 83, announced in August that he would leave CBS News after 50 years at the network, although he will still be heard on CBS Radio.

The bow tie he wore on his last “CBS Sunday Morning” broadcast is being donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

For Pauley, 64, “CBS Sunday Morning” will be her first regular anchor role since she left NBC's “Dateline” in 2003. She spent a year as the host of a syndicated talk show in 2004 and did mostly specials and occasional segments on NBC's “Today” in the 10 years that followed.

Pauley joined CBS News in 2014 as a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning” and filled in frequently for Osgood. She will begin as permanent anchor Oct. 9.

Pauley began in television in 1976 as a local news anchor. She succeeded Barbara Walters as the co-host of NBC's “Today” show alongside Tom Brokaw. Teamed with Bryant Gumbel on “Today” in the 1980s, she became one of television's most popular personalities. She left “Today” in 1989 and became co-anchor of “Dateline” in 1992.

— Los Angeles Times