Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Anchorwoman joins Gumbel on new CBS Morning Show (Meet Gumbel's new 'collaborator')
Boston Globe 9Sep99 L5
By Bruce McCabe, Globe Staff, 09/09/99
CBS finds fit for 'Glass Slipper'
ByDallas TX Morning News 9Sep99 L5
ByBy Ed Bark: The Dallas Morning News
Clayson will join Gumbel on 'Early'
LDS Church member Jane Clayson, 33, will be Bryant Gumbel's co-anchor
for the upcoming CBS morning program "The Early Show," which will
premiere November 1st. The program is CBS' latest attempt to get a
foothold in morning programing, which is currently dominated by "Today"
and "Good Morning America."
In selecting Clayson, CBS says it reviewed 300 applications and
interviewed 100 applicants. While industry speculation said CBS had
offered the job to many different people, including Oprah Winfrey, CBS
says it only offered the job to Clayson. Clayson's choice was announced
in a national teleconference yesterday, at which the media were able to
ask questions of Clayson and CBS management about the choice.
In the teleconference, Clayson was asked about everything from her shoe
size to her religion. On the latter, she said that she has lived outside
of Utah most of her life. "I grew up in Boston, Seattle, and Nashville.
I've been all over the place. I didn't grow up in Utah. I went to school
and worked there.'' Clayson has a journalism degree from BYU and worked
at KSL-TV from 1990 to 1996.
Since then she has lived in Los Angeles, turning down opportunities to
come to New York to stay with her husband. However, the couple have