WCBS Names Maurice DuBois 5, 11 P.M. Co-Anchor

Maurice DuBois, has been named co-anchor of WCBS New York’s weeknight 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts. DuBois will succeed Chris Wragge, who was named co-anchor of CBS News’ The Early Show.

DuBois will join co-anchor Kristine Johnson, beginning Jan. 3, 2011.
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 Cbs Evening News and The Early Show.

Prior to joining WCBS, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC, where he co-anchored Today in New York. While at WNBC, he also hosted a number of specials that examined topics ranging from kids and violence to community events such as parades and telethons. He also was a substitute news anchor for Today, Weekend Today, NBC News at Sunrise and MSNBC and as a co-host of Weekend Today.

Before coming home to New York in 1997, DuBois was an anchor and reporter for WFLD Chicago and KCRA Sacramento, Calif. He began his career in 1987 at KING Seattle, where he worked as a desk assistant before becoming a reporter. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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