It looks like Charles Osgood's days on Sunday morning at CBS are winding down.
The NY Daily News reports that the beloved bow-tied anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning" has met with network brass to discuss his future and is expected to end his two decade run as host of the popular weekend show this year.
Earlier this week, Osgood, 83, met with his longtime pal, Rand Morrison who serves as "CBS Sunday Morning" executive producer. "We talked vaguely about his future," Morrison said, "and that's as far as it goes."
A source close to CBS said Osgood’s future at the network is still up in the air as “There are no firm plans.”
Meanwhile, Osgood is scheduled to undergo knee-replacement surgery in the next few weeks and is expected to be off the air for some time recovering, Morrison said.
Osgood’s current deal with CBS News expires at the end of next December and some at the network had been planning to announce his departure from “CBS Sunday Morning” in May.
Insiders have pegged Jane Pauley, 65, as an early favorite to take over as host of the popular program — although there have been no formal discussions with the former NBC News star yet.
“She is one of several contenders,” the source said.