Getting To Know ... Charlie Rose
Known For: Television journalist and talk show host
About: Born in 1942, Charles Peete “Charlie” Rose Jr. was an only child born to tobacco farmers in Henderson. His parents also ran a country store, and Rose worked there from age 7. A high school basketball star at Henderson High, he earned degrees in history and law from Duke University and then took graduate-level business classes. He worked for Bankers Trust in New York City but found his true calling when he accepted a TV weekend reporting job. Since that fateful choice, the hardworking newsman has received numerous journalism awards and honorary degrees. He co-anchors “CBS This Morning,” is a contributing correspondent to “60 Minutes,” and anchors “Charlie Rose,” an iconic nightly interview program that he began producing in 1991. Inquisitive and affable, Rose is a master conversationalist who believes in smart television. The well-connected Rose has interviewed a wide range of influential people, ranging from actress Amy Poehler and rapper Kanye West to Bill Gates and President Barack Obama.
Quote: “I get up every morning with a new adventure.”