As CBS goes serious for sunrise, stars at rival networks grumble about the fluffy fare.
For the fifth time in less than four years, The Early Show on CBS is getting a new boss. CBS News said Monday that David Friedman, who has been the beleaguered morning show’s executive producer for the last 16 months, is the latest producer to leave.
The CBS show’s new lineup consists of former Saturday Early Show anchors Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, and weathercaster Marysol Castro, formerly of ABC’s Good Morning America weekend edition. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor is the news reader.
Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez got axed from the Early Show Tuesday. Smith and CBS News President Sean McManus talk about the perennial challenges of the low-rated show.
Co-anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez are out, along with weather forecaster Dave Price, the network said today. The morning news show’s new anchor team will be Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, who have worked together anchoring CBS’s Saturday-morning show. Hill is also the current news reader for the weekday version.