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Anchors from CBS O&Os to Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Anchors from CBS O&Os across the country will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.

Anchors from stations in New York, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles will join the show’s co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler for one day each. This is the third time a round of guest-hosts have been selected from the CBS O&Os.

Kristine Johnson from WCBS will host Monday, Amelia Santaniello and Frank Vascellaro from WCCO will host Tuesday, Susan Barnett from KYW will host Wednesday, Lisa Hughes from WBZ will host Thursday and Pat Harvey from KCBS will host Friday.

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On the Move, 2/15/12

Adam Yosim joins WLEX in Lexington as a general assignment reporter. He previously worked at WCTI in Greenville.

Kristine Johnson renews her contract as 5 and 11 p.m. anchor at WCBS in New York City.

WCBS reporter Jay Dow joins rival WPIX in New York City.

WTNH meteorologist Steve Villanueva joins WPIX as a traffic reporter and back-up weather anchor.

Karen Hepp is promoted to weekday morning anchor at WTXF in Philadelphia. Read more

CBS O&O Anchors to fill in for Julie Chen on “The Talk”

KYW anchor Susan Barnett (left) is one of five CBS O&O anchors who’ll be guest co-hosting CBS’s “The Talk” this week. She’ll be in on Friday.

On Monday, Pat Harvey from KCBS in Los Angeles will be in; Karen Borta from KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth joins the show Tuesday; on Wednesday, Lisa Hughes from WBZ in Boston sits in and on Thursday former MSNBC/NBC anchor Kristine Johnson from WCBS in New York will co-host.

All the anchors will be sitting in for Julie Chen who’s on vacation this week. “The Talk” airs weekdays on CBS at 2pmET/1pmCT.

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