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Maurice DuBois Named WCBS 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Anchor

WCBS-TV didn’t waste any time naming Chris Wragge’s replacement behind the anchor desk.

Maurice DuBois, who has been with WCBS since 2004, will move from mornings to the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. DuBois, a Long Island native, will be joined by co-anchor Kristine Johnson.

“We are fortunate and proud to have a news team at CBS 2 New York with a deep roster of talented and experienced broadcasters,” Peter Dunn said, president of CBS Television Stations. “This allows people like Chris Wragge to accept exciting opportunities with our network news division and have pros like Maurice DuBois take on new responsibilities and help us continue to build on the success and momentum we have in place here at WCBS.”

Before establishing his foothold at WCBS, the affable DuBois built a following at WNBC anchoring Today in New York for seven years.

“Maurice is the perfect person to step into this role at this time,” said David Friend, senior vice president, News, CBS Television Stations, and news director, WCBS-TV.  “He has a great presence in the community and is well respected as a journalist and anchor.”

DuBois’ new role starts on Monday, January 3.

As part of yesterday’s upheaval to The Early Show, Wragge was named one of the show’s new co-anchors.

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