Charles Osgood (born Charles Osgood Wood, III on January 8, 1933) is a radio and television commentator in the United States. His daily program, The Osgood File, has been broadcast on the CBS Radio Network since 1971.
Osgood was born in New York. He graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954 with a major in economics. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
Osgood also writes a bi-weekly syndicated newspaper column, and has written four books. On television, Osgood hosts CBS Sunday Morning. He has also anchored the CBS Sunday Night News and the CBS Morning News.
Among his personal trademarks are his bow tie and his propensity for delivering his commentaries in verse.
In August 1967, he anchored the first morning drive shift for WCBS-AM after its conversion to an all-news format. The twist was that the first day of all-news programming actually aired on WCBS-FM after an airplane crashed into the AM station's transmitter on New York's High Island.