Maurice DuBois - a graduate of Port Jeff high - has been named co-anchor of WCBS/2's 5 and 11 p.m. newscast. Good for Maurice...
This was expected - Chris Wragge got a new gig as co-anchor of "The Early Show" starting Jan. 3.
The press release exerpts;
“Maurice has always done a terrific job of being active in the community and possesses both he experience and credibility with viewers in the New York market to ensure that he will make a very smooth transition to his new role as a member of our weeknight anchor team,” Peter Dunn [station boss said.]
“Maurice is the perfect person to step into this role at this time,” said David Friend, [news chief.] “He has a great presence in the community and is well respected as a journalist and anchor.
Since joining CBS in September 2004, DuBois has primarily anchored the weekday editions of CBS 2 News This Morning. He has also served as a substitute anchor for the weekend editions of THE CBSEVENING NEWS and THE EARLY SHOW.
Prior to joining CBS 2, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC-TV, where he co-anchored “Today inNew York.” While at WNBC, he also hosted a number of specials that examined topics ranging from kidsand violence to community events such as parades and telethons. He also served as a substitute newsanchor for “Today,” “Weekend Today,” “NBC News at Sunrise” and MSNBC and as a co-host of “WeekendToday.”
Before coming home to New York in 1997, DuBois was an anchor and reporter for WFLD-TV inChicago and KCRA-TV in Sacramento. He began his career in 1987 at KING-TV in Seattle, where he workedas a desk assistant before becoming a reporter. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism fromNorthwestern University.