College of Liberal Arts

Alumna Bianna Golodryga Joins CBS This Morning as Co-Host

Wed, Oct 3, 2018
Bianna Golodryga. Photo by Brian Birzer.
Bianna Golodryga. Photo by Brian Birzer.

Liberal Arts alumna Bianna Golodryga has been named co-host of “CBS This Morning.” She graduated in 2000 from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and a minor in economics. 

She began her television career as a bureau producer from the New York Stock Exchange for CNBC, where she produced live coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a reporter and anchor, Golodryga covered the Boston Marathon Bombings and the 2016 election. Throughout her career, she has reported for The Wall Street Journal, ABC, Yahoo!, CBS, CNN and more. 

Golodryga is a 2018 recipient of the Pro Bene Meritis award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts. She has also served on the Chancellor’s Council, the President’s Associates and is an active alumni volunteer for the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Her role on “CBS This Morning” began October 3 when she was welcomed by co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. Golodryga is a familiar face on the program, reporting live from her hometown of Houston on the aftermath of Hurrican Harvey, and filling in as a co-host since 2017.

Read more about Golodryga and watch a video of the announcement on the CBS News website.

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