2016 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

Charles Osgood

Charles Osgood

CBS Sunday Morning News and The Osgood Files

For more than 20 years, Charles Osgood has served as anchor of the national television broadcast, "CBS News Sunday Morning." He is also host of the daily CBS radio broadcast, "The Osgood Files," which draws one of the largest audiences of any network radio feature. For his compelling combination of national news and moving human-interest stories, Mr. Osgood has earned the title of "CBS Poet in Residence."

Mr. Osgood is not only a pillar of the journalism community, he is a champion for educational excellence, an advocate for arts education and a staunch supporter of the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA). He currently serves as Co-Chairperson of the Campaign for LIHSA, dedicated to developing supplemental sources of funding for Long Island's only public high school for the arts.

As Campaign Co-Chair, Mr. Osgood has worked to support and sustain LIHSA, both financially and through action. Last fall, he hosted "An Evening With Charles Osgood" at the Friars Club in Manhattan to help launch the campaign fundraiser. He has spoken frequently of LIHSA's commitment to excellence, and encourages the community to work in partnership with the Campaign for LIHSA and the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation to support the school. He lauds the faculty of practicing professional artists, and speaks highly of the school's record of helping students to fulfill their potential, gain self-confidence and excel in all they do.

Mr. Osgood serves as a Trustee to his alma mater, Fordham University, is Overseer at Colby College, and is a Trustee of the School of Strings in Manhattan. He holds 11 honorary doctorates and is the recipient of some of the highest awards in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Grammy Award and several Emmy Awards. He has been inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

"Charles Osgood has devoted his personal and professional life to fostering excellence in education," wrote his award nominator. "An artist himself, Mr. Osgood was dubbed ‘one of the last great broadcast writers' by his predecessor, Charles Kuralt. He is passionate about arts education and, as a devoted supporter of the Long Island High School for the Arts, has been invaluable in his efforts to keep LIHSA a viable educational option for Long Island's high school students."