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Don Dahler Will Shift to Weekends at WCBS Following Chris Wragge’s Return

Don Dahler, who was displaced from the WCBS 6 p.m. broadcast this week when Chris Wragge returned to the station after nine months on “The Early Show,” will continue as the morning and evening weekend anchor at the CBS owned-and-operated station.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Don that will keep him at CBS 2,” president and general manager Peter Dunn said in a statement. “We look forward to having him continue to play an important role for us.”

Beginning this weekend, Dahler will be paired with Cindy Hsu to anchor the station’s weekend morning newscasts. He will anchor the weekend evening newscasts solo, and he will also contribute to the weekday newscasts as a reporter.

Read the full release from WCBS after the jump. Read more

Chris Wragge Returning to WCBS

Chris Wragge is going back to WCBS.

The station announced today that Wragge, who left in December to become the new co-host of CBS’s “The Early Show,” will co-anchor its 6 p.m. newscast alongside Dana Tyler beginning September 6th.

In a press release, WCBS president and general manager Peter Dunn said that Wragge would continue his “day job” at “The Early Show”–at least for the time being.

“We are very happy to welcome Chris back to CBS 2,” Dunn said.  “It’s great that we have been able to work out an arrangement with our colleagues at CBS News that will allow Chris to resume working for both our station and the network in a way that benefits all of us.  We look forward to having him continue to be a valuable and versatile member of our team.” Read more

Chris Who? WCBS Scores Major Ratings Win with Maurice DuBois’s 11 p.m. Newscast

WCBS‘s 11 p.m. newscast, which lost anchor Chris Wragge to the “Early Show” in January, scored a major ratings win in February with its new anchor duo of Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson.

For the first time since the 1994, the year CBS aired the Lillehammer Winter Olympics, WCBS’s late newscast has finished first in the New York market.

WCBS averaged 486,000 viewers during the full week and 502,000 Monday through Friday.

“This is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the hard work of everyone here at CBS 2, both in front of and behind the cameras,” said Peter Dunn, WCBS’s president and general manager.

WCBS no doubt benefited from CBS’s #1 primetime lineup as well as a promotional push touting DuBois’s move to 11 p.m., which included ads throughout the New York City subway system. Read more

CBS Promotes Steve Gahler to VP-GM of Seattle’s KSTW

Steve Gahler has been tapped to lead Seattle’s KSTW.

CBS Television, which owns the CW-affiliate, announced on Thursday that it was promoting Gahler to vice president and general manager.  Gahler had been the station’s director of sales since 2006.

“Steve has done an outstanding job of leading our local operations and growing our business at KSTW, which continues to be one of the top-performing affiliates of The CW,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “His leadership abilities, knowledge of the market and strong relationships with clients have served us well and we are pleased to recognize his many contributions to our ongoing success with this promotion.”

Gahler started with CBS as an account executive with WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  He then moved on to become a sales manager for KOMO, Seattle’s ABC-affiliate.

WCBS Picks Rob Morrison to Replace Maurice DuBois in the Morning

Rob Morrison is set to replace Maurice DuBois as WCBS‘s weekday morning anchor.  DuBois is taking over the weekday evening vacancy left by Chris Wragge, who will join CBS’s “The Early Show” in January.

TVSpy’s sister site FishbowlNY has obtained an internal memo sent to WCBS staffers this morning announcing the appointment.  “Thankfully, Rob has both the experience and familiarity with morning news viewers that make him a natural successor,” WCBS president and GM Peter Dunn writes in the memo.

Morrison joined WCBS in 2009 and has been anchoring the station’s weekend morning newscasts.  He is a veteran of the New York market, having worked as a reporter and anchor at WNBC for nearly ten years.
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