In addition to co-hosting the morning show with Gayle King and Tony Dukoupil, Burleson will remain an analyst on CBS Sports'The NFL Today and appear on and contribute to various Nickeloden and NFL Network programs.
Those programs include NFL Wild Card Game, NFL GameDay, and NFL Total Access. He will also participate in "on-location coverage of events such as Super Bowl week, NFL Honors and training camp, as well as maintain a larger presence on NFL Media's social media and podcast offerings."
In a statement released yesterday, various CBS executives made comments about Burleson's deal.
"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. He excites audiences in every arena, and we're fortunate to have Nate joining Gayle and Tony at the table in September."
"We are so pleased that Nate will be expanding his role across the ViacomCBS family, bringing his passion for news, sports, entertainment and kids' content all under one umbrella," said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. "Nate is a very special talent with the unique ability to connect and engage with a variety of audiences, ages, newsmakers and athletes. We know his star will shine bright on CBS THIS MORNING and during his projects with Nickelodeon, while he continues to elevate us all at THE NFL TODAY."
"When Nate guest-hosted earlier this year, his energy was infectious in the studio, and his versatility spanned all aspects of the show," Shawna Thomas, executive producer, CBS THIS MORNING. "He's comfortable and insightful, no matter what the conversation topic. On top of that, he already knows how live television works, and he's used to those morning hours from his time on the NFL Network. I'm looking forward to working with him and seeing the show evolve with him at the table."
In the press release, Burleson himself also commented.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented team at CBS THIS MORNING. This is an extraordinary opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge of upholding the standard set by the legends who came before me," said Burleson. "Life is about being ready for the right opportunities, and I have been preparing for this moment since my first day on television. Having a chance to inform, enhance or simply brighten up the morning for our viewers is an honor. The sport of football and I will always be inextricably intertwined. I feel so fortunate to join CTM while continuing to play a role at the NFL Network, and of course, spending Sundays with the team on THE NFL TODAY."
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