Charlie Rose honored by NC Press Association

Posted February 27, 2014

— Henderson native and "CBS This Morning" anchor Charlie Rose was named Thursday the North Carolinian of the Year by the North Carolina Press Association.

Rose said he first honed his interviewing skills working in his father's country store in Warren Plains.

"To participate in the conversation, you had to ask questions. So, I really believe that what I do now had its beginnings in that very small crucible," he said.

After graduating from Henderson High School, Rose earned bachelor's and law degrees from Duke University.

"He was really interested in what you thought, who you were as a person," college roommate Dan Hill said. "As I look back on it, that was a wonderful quality that he had."

Rose quickly got into television broadcasting, working with Bill Moyers on PBS and later anchoring "CBS News Nightwatch." In 1991, he started his own interview show on PBS.

"That's the show that has defined me and has made me – given me the opportunity to do everything else," he said.

Twenty years later, CBS lured him back to co-anchor "CBS This Morning." He's also a correspondent on "60 Minutes."

"All of those things are a different talent level, I think, and take different skills, and he seems to come to all of them naturally," said Beth Grace, executive director of the N.C. Press Association.

"I always know that, when I go back to North Carolina, everybody there will tell me the truth and tell me what matters and help me understand that, whatever I have done, the roots of it began there," Rose said. "Never forget your roots."


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  • Plum Tuckered Feb 28, 2014

    Mr. Rose is a fine and world-respected journalist of whom North Carolinians should be proud.
    I am increasingly saddened and ashamed of the ignorance and hate displayed here by so many of the posters on this comments board.

  • Eugene Irene Feb 28, 2014

    Another Leftist receiving accolades from fellow Leftists.

  • spoonman Feb 28, 2014

    Charlie Rose is the best.

  • bmac813 Feb 28, 2014

    Hummmm Lets see if I understand this. One of the Most Hateful News people being Honored by More Hateful News People. Am I getting this Right. Hummmm

  • rodneyyates Feb 28, 2014

    Admittedly Charlie Rose is hard not to like but his willingness to participate in half truth, partisan and deceptive reporting certainly should have excluded him from this honor, but it is media that is honoring Mr. Rose. No news report should be done without presenting both sides. I think we will begin to see advertisers tire of this practice and move to other advertising outlets. This practice reeks of COWARDLINESS.