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Syler’s Exit Will Allow Friedman To Create “More Delineated Roles” For ‘Early’ Hosts

Rene Syler‘s exit from The Early Show “will allow morning-show veep Steve Friedman to adopt a four-anchor format similar to that on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today,” Variety notes.

Friedman is seeking to “bring more clear identities to the personalities” on the show. He says “the show is moving in the right direction but it lacks definition because we had four people who were basically interchangeable, and that’s a tough way to do a morning television program.”

So over the next few months, execs “will create more delineated roles” for Harry Smith, Hannah Storm, Julie Chen and Dave Price

> Also: The show gets a new set and graphics on Jan. 2…

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