CBS News has promoted Vladimir “Vlad” Duthiers to featured host of its daily morning show.
The Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist has been a longtime contributor to “CBS Mornings” as a correspondent, guest anchor and host of the show’s “What to Watch” segment, which he will continue to direct in this new role.
“This will mean there will be more of Vlad on CBS Mornings,” CBS News President Neeraj Khemlani said in an internal staff announcement Monday.
“It will tell more stories of business, arts and culture. And there will be more Vlad on ‘Talk of the Table’ in addition to his signature ‘What to Watch’ segments. … Vlad has been featured on virtually all of our streams and platforms. He has excelled at every task and has been a trailblazer in broadcasting.”
In addition to maintaining his “What to Watch” duties, Duthiers will retain his role as host of “CBS News Live” on the CBS News Streaming Network. The popular newscaster, who joined CBS in 2014, has covered everything for the network, from protests against police brutality and deforestation in the Amazon to presidential debates and the 2018 royal wedding.
Recently, he’s been busy documenting some personal news, becoming a father this year, through his heartwarming “Vlad the Dad” reports.
during monday “Talk about the table” segment, “CBS Mornings” co-hosts Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson enthusiastically congratulated Duthiers on his promotion and expressed admiration for their former colleague.
“I’m grateful for all these people who have supported me,” Duthiers said on Monday’s broadcast. “Sometimes you meet people at the highest levels of their professions and they say, ‘I work very hard and I’m very smart, and that’s why I’m here.’ I am none of those things. I am someone who was seen.”
“Vlad, take that back,” King chimed in. “You are all of those things, and you worked very hard. This didn’t just happen.”
The “CBS Mornings” team also reflected on Duthiers’ journey from professional with a 20-year career in global finance to 39-year intern at CNN, where host Anderson Cooper recognized his talents and hired him as associate producer.
“We can’t wait to see where Vlad takes us,” Khemlani said in Monday’s staff memo.
“We know that whatever you do, you’ll do it with enthusiasm, energy and an infectious smile that lights up the screen.”