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CBS' Early Show Cleans House

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cbs early show cleans house

CBS will ring in the new year with an almost entirely new Early Show crew.

Starting Jan 3, anchors Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, and weatherman Dave Price will be gone from the show. According to CBS execs, they'll still be working for CBS News on-air…just on different programs.

Here's what CBS News had to say about Harry Smith's new role:

"[He] will shift his focus to hard news with an expanded role as primary substitute anchor on The Evening News with Katie Couric, Face the Nation and Sunday Morning while continuing to report major stories for all CBS News broadcasts."

And here's CBS News/Sports president Sean McManus on Harry, Maggie, and Dave's futures at CBS:

"We appreciate Harry, Maggie and Dave's countless contributions to The Early Show and are looking forward to the contributions they each will continue to make at CBS News."

The only member of the news team who will remain on The Early Show is Erica Hill, who will become a co-anchor with Chris Wragge.

Other new Early Show members include news reader Jeff Glor, who was an anchor on CBS Evening News' Saturday edition and weatherperson Marysol Castro, who was a weather/feature correspondent on ABC News' weekend edition of Good Morning America.

Guess we'll see how things play out with this new team. We'll be sorry to see the old team go, but we're glad to hear that none of them will be out of a job!


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10 comments to “CBS' Early Show Cleans House”

  1. 1

    I think you mean "sole" survivor.

  2. 2

    Harry was old and boring. Chris Wragge is hot! And really moved up fast in CBS. I hate to since Dave Price go. Why is he leaving? He was good.

    The only person I don't want to see go is Dave Price.

  3. 3

    Oh I have a comment on this one! I adore Chris Wragge on the local WCBS-TV affiliate. While I'm happy for his new success, I will miss him terribly. So adorably charming, humorous, talented, etc., etc. Even with a bit of a wonky eye…he is just the very best. Now I think I'll have to tune into the local NBC affiliate. It was Chris who kept me watching CBS!

  4. 4

    I am going to miss Harry and Maggie. I really like them both. I also like Erica, alway have since her cnn days. The CBS Early show is very good and informative.

  5. 5

    What ever they do on the Sunday Show they need to do the rest of the week.

  6. 6

    I hate to see Maggie and Harry go, but will be glad to see Harry cover more nightly news when Katie Couric is not there. I love Dave Price. Why can't CBS get it together, they change the staffing on the morning shows more than any other station. THANK GOD, they got rid of JULIE CHEN, oh wait, thats right her a$$ of a husband gave her, her own show

  7. 7

    Notice all the new anchors are hot sexy and attractive…

  8. 8

    SO SAD! :( they are the reason I watch the show in the 1st place. Guess I get to sleep in or watch something that I have DVR'd. Oh…Where is Dave going???????

  9. 9

    they need people with personalities.. not a bunch of puppet heads!!!!

  10. 10

    Re: magentapyramid – Pretty much what I came on to say :)