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April 10, 2014 at 02:04 PM EDT

Veteran NBC journalist Jane Pauley is joining CBS News Sunday Morning as a contributor. The network’s chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer made the announcement during his annual Schieffer Symposium on the News at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth on Wednesday evening.

“She is reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News,” Schieffer said during the event. “We couldn’t be happier.”

Pauley joined Schieffer on the panel, which also included CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, editor Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.

“Bob [Woodward] has been tormenting me that I have defected after 40 years,” Pauley admitted. But in a long career that included co-hosting Today (1976-1989) and Dateline (1992-2003), Pauley, 63, actually got her start as a new anchor at a CBS affiliate in Indianapolis. “I’ve kind of come back home,” she said.

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