Gayle King is an overnight sensation decades in the making.
CBS first hired the veteran local news anchor seven years ago and is now set to lean on her even more heavily.
At a time of scandals and ratings struggles for CBS, King has emerged with a hefty new contract at CBS News. She is now featured center stage of a new team for the re-imagined CBS This Morning, which made its debut this week. And she is to play an even more central role for the network's news division.