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Wynton Marsalis named CBS' cultural correspondent

Wynton Marsalis named CBS' cultural correspondent

December 16th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Musician and educator Wynton Marsalis has been named as cultural correspondent for CBS News.

The network said Thursday that Marsalis will report on a range of cultural and educational developments on "CBS This Morning" and "CBS Sunday Morning." His first appearance is scheduled for Jan. 16, as the nation observes the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marsalis has been associated with CBS News for a number of years. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," and it's his trumpet fanfare that opens "Sunday Morning" each week.

He is a composer and has been the artistic director of jazz at New York City's Lincoln Center since 1987. He has won nine Grammy Awards.