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'Sully' Sullenberger to CBS News

"Sully" Sullenberger, whom everyone would like behind the wheel of their 727 when it takes off (and lands), has joined CBS News as an "aviation and safety expert." I take this to mean he'll be an on-air consultant on all matter of issues relating to flying, and much else.

Good for Sully! 

"World-renowned pilot and author Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been named CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert. His appointment is effective immediately after being announced today by CBS News chairman and '60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, president, CBS News.

In this role, Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety and contribute to CBS News broadcasts and platforms across the news division. "Sully is an American treasure and it is a real thrill to have him on our team at CBS News," said Fager. "I am a huge fan of Sully's. He is a remarkable person who has a great ability to turn his significant experience into useful insights. He will help our viewers better understand the stories involving safety and air travel that seem to pop up all of the time."

"I am very pleased to join the remarkable team at CBS News," said Sullenberger, "and I am eager to contribute to an organization I have long respected for its award-winning reputation of superior reporting."

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