Norah O’Donnell

How do you like to start your day? What news show do you like to kick it off with? We don’t play favorites. Instead we feature anchors we love, one being Norah O’Donnell who delivers the news alongside Charlie Rose and Gayle King each morning on CBS This Morning. Turns out, she’s also a foodie! We photographed O’Donnell at the new RedFarm uptown and found out her favorite on set snacks, why vintage is the new thing in news, and details on that time she teased Anderson Cooper…

What would be your ideal food day?

For breakfast, I love fresh berries with honey and mascarpone cheese. For lunch, a Tuscan Kale salad with pecorino, dates, pine nuts, and citrus vinaigrette. For dinner, my favorite meal is from my husband’s restaurant Chef Geoff’s, the Chicken Chop Milanese. It’s a bone-in chicken breast scaloppini with arugula, parmesan, and roasted tomato.

How do you always start your day? What’s your morning routine?

I start my day very early to get ready for CBS This Morning – we’re live at 7am, so I typically wake up at 4am, read through six different newspapers while I’m having my hair done, and then try and eat some Fage yogurt with a cup of blueberries and flax seed to give me energy.

What’s always on set with you?

I always have one mug that’s filled with water and another mug with hot tea.

Your on-set snack…

A red apple, sliced, with peanut butter.

What’s your drink?

On set I have hot Irish Breakfast tea with skim milk. On a night out I love a glass of crisp white wine.

What’s the beauty routine you do every morning?

My morning routine is pretty straightforward. I like to use Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge in the morning on my face and Chanel Chance perfume. If I have puffy eyes, I will add La Mer eye cream.

What’s a favorite childhood recipe that you grew up with?

My mother makes the most wonderful lasagna.

What won’t you travel without?

My running shoes and iPod Nano.

What products are always inside your bathroom mirror?

Saline solution for the contacts and moisturizer with an SPF!

In the same vein as “What is the new black?”, what’s “the new potato” of news?  

I like to think vintage is back in the news. Despite the explosion of websites and social media tools like Twitter and Instagram to help disseminate news, you can’t replace good old fashion reporting. That’s what we are trying to highlight at CBS News – original reporting.

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