NEW YORK (CBS 2) – There must be something to the old adage “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it” — at least in Chris Wragge’s case.
Wragge will return to CBS 2 New York as co-anchor of the station’s weeknight 6 p.m. newscasts, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, it was announced today by Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations, and President and General Manager, WCBS-TV.
He will continue his “day job” as co-anchor of CBS News’ “The Early Show.”
Prior to leaving CBS 2 last December, Wragge served as co-anchor of the station’s 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts, co-anchor of the Saturday edition of “The Early Show” and as a frequent substitute co-anchor of the weekday edition of “The Early Show.”
“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.”
“Chris is a talented broadcaster with a great work ethic. We are pleased that he will be reuniting with his friends and colleagues at CBS 2,” added David Friend, Senior Vice President, News, CBS Television Stations and News Director, CBS 2.
Wragge joined WCBS-TV in 2004 as the station’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. sports anchor.
When asked how he felt about the move in an interview with TV Newser, Wragge said: “Oh my God. Amazing. The added workload is going to be great. (laughs). Look I wouldn’t have agreed to it if I didn’t want to do it. These guys (at “The Early Show”) are my family now, but I also had a great family in local, with (WCBS execs) Peter Dunn and David Friend. The opportunity presented itself. I’m doing the 6 so it’s a little bit easier than before when I was doing the 5 and staying to do the 11.”
Welcome back Chris.