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Chris Wragge ‘Flattered’ To Be Part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Coverage

It’s a double “homecoming” for Chris Wragge. The veteran WCBS news anchor is returning to sports, at least for two weeks. Wragge is getting a spot with CBS Sports at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships beginning Monday, August 27 at Flushing Meadow.

Wragge says it was “totally unexpected” when he was asked last month by Harold Bryant (VP/Production/CBS Sports). Groundwork had been laid by CBS Sports president Sean McManus, who was integral in hiring Wragge for The Early Show in late 2010.

“Sean has been great to me over the years,” Wragge says. “This was a welcome home call.

With the blessing of WCBS executives David Friend and Peter Dunn, Wragge makes his first network appearance since the morning overhaul at the start of the year, and his premiere on CBS Sports.

Wragge is called on primarily as a weekend studio host. The move was necessitated, thanks to the ascension of Bill Macatee to lead play-by-play voice at the Open.

“What it boils down to is, you’ll see more of me if there are rain delays,” Wragge laughs.

But Wragge isn’t joking when it comes to the CBS Sports brand.

“Obviously, it’s just such an amazing franchise, top to bottom,” Wragge says. “To be associated, and to be asked to be a part of any of their properties, I was overwhelmed and flattered to be honest with you.”

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Chris Wragge Returns to WCBS-TV as Anchor of 6 p.m. Newscast, Remains on Early Show

Chris Wragge is going to be sharing his time with WCBS/Channel 2. The New Jersey native has been tapped to co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast with Dana Tyler starting September 6th.     

Wragge spent six years with Channel 2, before leaving for CBS’ The Early Show at the beginning of the year.

He replaces Don Dahler who co-anchors at 6 p.m.

“We are in discussions with Don regarding his future with us,” A WCBS spokesman says. “He continues to be a valued member of our team.”

Prior to leaving for the network, Wragge was Channel 2′s most visible talent, co-anchoring the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Kristine Johnson.

Maurice DuBois has since been promoted to that role.

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