Rose continues as executive producer, executive editor and host of Charlie Rose, the daily, hour-long late-night interview program syndicated on PBS, which premiered on Thirteen/WNET, the PBS station in New York, on Sept. 30, 1991. It became nationally syndicated in January 1993 and now is carried by 215 PBS stations around the country. In addition, Rose has hosted other outside projects, including a special for the Discovery Channel, "One on One With Roger Payne," for which he won a 1992 Emmy Award.
He has engaged an extraordinary range of individuals for Charlie Rose, from the worlds of politics, literature, the visual and performing arts, science, business and sports. His guests have included South African President Nelson Mandela, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, President Bill Clinton, business leader and entrepreneur Bill Gates, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Seamus Heany, and film directors Mike Nichols and Martin Scorsese, among thousands of others.
Before launching his PBS program, Rose worked for CBS News (1984-90) as the anchor of Nightwatch, the network's first late-night news broadcast. He won a 1987 Emmy Award for his interview with convicted mass murderer Charles Manson.
Rose occasionally served as a substitute anchor for Face the Nation, the CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning, and Newsbreak, and has reported for 48 Hours.
He created, produced and hosted The Charlie Rose Show for KXAS-TV Dallas/Ft. Worth (1979-81) and secured its national syndication by moving the program to Washington, D.C., in 1981, to be broadcast on WRC-TV, the NBC-owned station (1981-84).
Rose's broadcasting career also includes hosting and producing a daily hour-long talk show, co-hosting AM/Chicago for WLS-TV Chicago (1978-79) and serving as a correspondent for NBC News in Washington (1976-77).
Rose was the executive producer of the PBS series Bill Moyers' Journal (1975-76) and served as a correspondent for USA: People and Politics, Moyers' weekly PBS series on the 1976 political campaign, for which Rose received a Peabody Award.
He entered television journalism full-time as managing editor of Bill Moyers' International Report on PBS (1974-75).
Rose was born on Jan. 5, 1942, in Henderson, N.C. He graduated from Duke University in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in history and from the Duke University School of Law in 1968. He also attended the New York University Graduate School of Business. Rose lives in New York City and Long Island, N.Y.