Award-winning international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will take over for ousted PBS host Charlie Rose, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Tuesday.
The new late-night public affairs program will be named Amanpour & Company and launch in July.
“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour told CNN. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”
“I am also thrilled to be a female filling this role at this time!” she added.
Amanpour has been awarded the Walter Cronkite Award, the Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club, the George Polk Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.
Contributors Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan will work from the WNET studio in New York City, while Amanpour hosts from CNN in London.
“For decades, a national audience has turned to PBS for smart conversations about the ideas of our time from diverse voices. That trusted tradition continues with ‘Amanpour & Company,'” WNET president and CEO Neal Shapiro said in a statement on Tuesday.