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Charles Osgood Cause Of Death, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Illness And More

Charles Osgood Wood III, known professionally as Charles Osgood, was an American radio and television commentator, writer, and musician.

Osgood was best known both for being the host of CBS News Sunday Morning, a role he held for over 22 years from April 10, 1994, until September 25, 2016, as well as The Osgood File, a series of daily radio commentaries he hosted from 1971 until December 29, 2017.

Osgood was also known for being the voice of the narrator of Horton Hears a Who!, an animated film released in 2008, based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. He published a memoir of his boyhood in 2004.

Charles Osgood
Charles Osgood in 2013. 5 Charles Osgood has died after a battle with dementia.

Charles Osgood Cause Of Death

Osgood died from complications of dementia at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey, on January 23, 2024. his family told CBS News.

In a statement to the outlet, Osgood’s family wrote, “Charlie absolutely loved being part of the ‘Sunday Morning’ community. We’ll miss him terribly, but there is comfort in knowing his life was charmed, in large part thanks to you.”

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for welcoming him into your homes on Sundays to share stories, and to highlight the better parts of humanity,” they concluded. “He’ll see you on the radio.”

A rep for CBS Sunday Morning tells PEOPLE that the famed television personality will be honored with a special broadcast on this weekend’s broadcast.

He’s survived by his wife and children.

Charles Osgood
Osgood is survived by Jean, his wife of 50 years, and their five children and six grandchildren.

Charles Osgood wife

Charles Osgood had two marriages during his lifetime. His first marriage, with Theresa Audette, unfortunately ended in divorce after 16 years.

However, he found love again with Jeanne Crafton, whom he married in 1973 and stayed with until his death.

Charles Osgood children

Charles Osgood had five children with second wife, Jeanne Crafton. They are Kathleen Wood Griffis, Kenneth Winston Wood, Anne-E. Wood, Emily J. Wood and Jamie Wood.

Charles Osgood net worth

Charles Osgood’s net worth before his death was estimated to be $5 million. He earned his wealth from his long and successful career in broadcasting, which spanned over six decades.

Charles Osgood illness

Charles Osgood has died at 91 years old, following a battle with dementia. The legendary anchor died at his home in New Jersey, according to CBS.

Charles Osgood
Osgood spent more than four decades at CBS News before retiring in 2016.

Who was Charles Osgood ?

Born on January 8, 1933 in the Bronx and raised in Baltimore, the Fordham University grad worked in radio as an announcer before enlisting in the military to an emcee for the U.S. Army Band in the 1950s. After his military stint, her returned to WGMS in Washington DC where he announced as Charles Wood. He would later become program director.

In the ’60s, he began going by Charles Osgood at ABC Radio Network because it already. had an announcer named Charles Woods. This is where he also became friends with Ted Koppel.

He joined CBS News in 1971 – first as a reporter, and then as an anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News from 1981 to 1987. He also co-anchored the weekday CBS Morning News and served as a frequent news reader on CBS This Morning from 1987-92.

He also occasionally anchored the CBS Afternoon News and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He used to sign off from TV with “see you on the radio” to promote his “The Osgood File” segments for CBS Radio. Those vignettes aired multiple times each weekday morning.

Osgood is survived by Jean, his wife of 50 years, and their five children and six grandchildren.

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