The changes won’t likely take place until early next year, when construction is complete on the new studio.
King isn’t replacing anyone, but joining current hosts Erica Hill and Jeff Glor. Chris Wragge, who joined “The Early Show” last January, is still a toss up, however.
Also to join the crew is Charlie Rose, who will still host his nightly program on PBS. He’ll co-anchor the 7am hour with Hill, while King will co-anchor the 8am hour with Glor.
The close relationship that King, 56, has with Oprah Winfrey is not lost on execs at CBS News; sources say Winfrey is likely to pop up on the show to chat with her friend, much like she does on King’s radio show.