The former CNN and Fox News White House correspondent will join CBS News full time effective Sunday after contributing over the course of the Presidential campaign as part of a partnership between the news division and National Journal, where Garrett has worked. Garrett and CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley co-hosted the network’s November 2011 South Carolina Republican Primary debate that was co-sponsored by CBS News and National Journal. He also appears regularly on the revamped CBS This Morning and joined CBS News’ special coverage of the fall debates in Denver, Hempstead, and Boca Raton. As Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. He will also occasionally substitute as anchor of Face The Nation. Garrett succeeds Norah O’Donnell who segued to a co-host gig on CBS Morning Show in September.
Even as he joins CBS News Garrett will contribute to National Journal as a Correspondent at Large and continue to write his weekly column. Prior to National Journal, Garrett was the Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News for eight years and a White House correspondent for CNN during the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.