This fall Nate Burleson will take a seat next to Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil on CBS This Morning.
The network announced the move Wednesday, with Burleson replacing Anthony Mason in the show’s latest on-air shakeup.
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Burleson, a former NFL player and current Good Morning Football and NFL Today analyst, addressed his new role as he said goodbye to his GMF team on the NFL Network.
“I am making a move in my career that is truly an honor. It’s rare in this business and in the analogy of football that you get to go from one championship caliber team to another—and CBS This Morning is that,” he said during Wednesday’s broadcast. “And for those that are curious where you’ll see me, it will still be on CBS, in the mornings five days a week.”
Burleson said he will continue on air as an analyst on CBS program NFL Today.
In 2019, he joined syndicated entertainment magazine show Extra, as a New York-based correspondent. According to the Los Angeles Times, he is now leaving his role at Extra.
The Sports Emmy award-winning analyst has signed an overall deal with ViacomCBS that allows him to cross over through their various properties.
“Nate is an extremely gifted broadcaster, interviewer and storyteller, whose deep curiosity and enthusiasm is the perfect fit for mornings on CBS,” said Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations. “His wide range of experience and interests — from news to sports, from music to poetry, and from fashion to cryptocurrency — provides a unique perspective that will deepen the show’s connection with our viewers.”
Burleson previously worked as a fill-in host on CBS This Morning, when co-anchor Dokoupil was on paternity leave. He officially joins Gayle and Tony at the table in September.
Mason, who has been with CBS since 1986, will move to a new role as a cultural correspondent.