CBS Eye Candy: Major Garrett

“We knew this day would come but it doesn’t make it any easier: Major Garrett is returning to TV.” Legions of ladies in love loom large.

Major Garrett, ex-Fox News chief White House correspondent, back on the tube as CBS News chief WH correspondent.  Major’s been at The National Journal since 2010.  PoliticoHuff Post. Mediaite.

CBS News prez David Rhodes memo: Jeff Fager and I are pleased to announce that Major Garrett is joining CBS News full time as Chief White House Correspondent.

Many of you have gotten to know Major over the course of Campaign 2012, beginning with our South Carolina debate last year, at the conventions, and right up through our coverage of Bob Schieffer’s general election debate in Boca Raton.

Major is a tireless reporter and strong writer who will be a tremendous addition to our Washington bureau. He’ll be on board beginning after the Thanksgiving holiday, joining Bill Plante, Mark Knoller, and Peter Maer on the beat next Sunday the 25th.

Nancy Cordes has come over from Capitol Hill to do terrific work at the White House since Norah O’Donnell transitioned to CBS This Morning in August. When you cover Congress it’s an endless campaign, and so it has been for Nancy covering President Obama through the general election season all the way up through Election Night in Chicago.

We want to thank Nancy for all those long days on the campaign trail as she returns to the Hill just in time to cover the Fiscal Cliff debate and other huge challenges for all our platforms.

As you know, Major’s work with CBS News this past year has come within the framework of a partnership between the news division and National Journal. Even as he joins CBS, that partnership continues, and he will contribute to National Journal as a Correspondent at Large.

Prior to National Journal, Major was the Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News. During his eight years at Fox, Garrett also covered two presidential elections, Congress, the war in Iraq, and other major stories. Before joining Fox News, Garrett was a White House Correspondent for CNN during two administrations. His credits prior to CNN include covering Congress for U.S. News and World Report and for the Washington Times, and general reporting for The Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Amarillo Globe-News.

Please join me, Jeff, and Chris Isham in welcoming Major to CBS News, and in thanking Nancy Cordes for her work at the White House as she returns to Capitol Hill.

Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

  • 4lsanday

    Is this a sign that the MSM is gearing up to finally start holding the Obama WH accountable. Ed Henry at Fox and Jake Tapper at ABC are already on board. If we get enough of them Obama and or Carney will have to call on the rep from Kansas Hog Farmer and Pit and Quarry to get a softball.

    • Marty Davis

       Your guess is as good as mine!

    • John Cobb

       (…holding the Obama WH accountable….), It doesn’t really matter 4, even if the press did it’s job (fat chance), holding the prez accountable, those who voted him in don’t care.
      There’s a lot of hate in the air these days 4, and the Dems are the ones who created it, imho.

  • Cara

    When Major left FNC there was such a hole there.
    Someone took his job, but no one could take  his  place.
    The is the best news I have heard since the Saints
    won their game yesterday.
    Buckle up, kids.There may be some bumpy
    White House press conferences.

    • Marty Davis

      Ooh wee, baby!

  • Sentinel

    From the look of things, maybe Major should be promoted to General.

    • Marty Davis

      Line of the month! Maybe the year! Great one!

    • Cara32

      Whoa, I saw him today, back where he belongs, in the front row.

    • Marty Davis

      Yeah, I saw him earlier this week in the front row!  Oh, wow!

  • Jimbotalk

    There’s nothing minor about Major.  He’ll do his usual  fine job.

  • John Cobb

    Man, CBS is getting desperate, they hired a real reporter. 

    I wonder what their private ratings/future ratings projection/growth of industry/growth of rev (or lack of rev) say?

    I wonder a lot.