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Maurice DuBois

mauricedubois1 Maurice DuBoisAward-winning journalist Maurice DuBois anchors CBS 2 News at 5 and 11 weekdays with Kristine Johnson. He joined WCBS-TV in September 2004.

At CBS News, he substitutes as news anchor on “The CBS Evening News.” A Long Island native, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC-TV and co-anchored “Today in New York” before joining WCBS-TV.

Maurice has anchored numerous live breaking news stories and hosted several specials on topics ranging from kids and violence, to breast cancer, to ticker-tape parades and telethons. At NBC News, he substituted as news anchor for “Today” and “Weekend Today,” and as co-host of “Weekend Today.”

He also reported for “Dateline NBC” and substituted as news anchor at MSNBC and NBC News at Sunrise. While at WNBC-TV, DuBois also hosted “Four Stories,” a magazine featuring community heroes; he also hosted special programming for Court-TV called “Mind over Media,” for students to understand media images.

Previously, DuBois was an anchor/reporter for WFLD-TV in Chicago and KCRA-TV in Sacramento. He began his career in 1987 at KING-TV in Seattle as a desk assistant before moving to reporting. He has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, to AIDS in South Africa, to witnessing a double execution, to the death of Pope John Paul II, and the installation of Popes Benedict and Francis. DuBois has won several journalism and community awards, including five Emmys.

He’s also been honored by The Associated Press and The New York Association of Black Journalists, which recognized him with a Trailblazer Award. He serves on three non-profit boards: PENCIL, Susan G. Komen for the Cure/NYC, and NY City Center. DuBois earned his BS in Journalism from Northwestern University. He is the recipient of four Honorary PhDs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

 

Illegal Apartment Crackdown

City Cracks Down On Illegal Apartments

The influx of illegal apartments has become such a problem that the DOB has gone undercover, looking for and busting illegal apartments. The city agency has agents who set up sting operations—part of an ongoing enforcement action.

09/25/2011

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Sexual Revolution: Big Advances Made In Male Birth Control

Since the birth control pill first hit the market more than 50 years ago dozens of other female contraceptives have come along behind it. But there’s been nothing new for men.

09/19/2011

Kameron Jacobsen

New York 14-Year-Old Kameron Jacobsen Bullied To Death

One family says their son took his own life to escape vicious bullying. Now his parents are on a crusade, vowing to make a difference. They want a new anti-bullying law passed to protect other kids.

09/15/2011

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9/11 Memorial Architect Discusses Vision For Landmark

The National September 11 Memorial is just a few short steps from the frenzy of the streets of Lower Manhattan. It has two, one-acre reflecting pools in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, where water seemingly disappears into a void in the center.

09/09/2011

Ladder 16/Engine 39 9/11

Lasting Image Of 9/11 An Inspiration To Engine 39 & Ladder 16 In Manhattan

Ten years later, the images of 9/11 remain seared into memory — scenes of unimaginable terror and depictions of great bravery and humanity. For one group of firefighters a single photograph evokes the best and worst of that terrible day.

09/06/2011

Gloucester the cat's owners are calling him a miracle after he survived a 20-story fall from an apartment building on the Upper West Side. (Credit: CBS 2)

Miracle Cat Survives 20-Story Fall From Upper West Side Apartment Building

The owners of one lucky Upper West Side cat were talking about nine lives after he survived a 20-floor fall from a high-rise building.

07/13/2011

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NYC Teacher Instructs Classes At 2 Schools 13 Miles Apart Using Skype

As the school year winds down, technology and its impact on how children are taught continues to move forward. An innovative new high school program has one teacher at the head of two classes at the same time.

06/16/2011

Rhett Owen, Jo Blackwell Both Consulted Psychics (credit: CBS 2)

More People Turn To Psychics For Professional Advice

More people are seeking help from an unusual source: the supernatural. It’s a growing trend, turning the paranormal into normal.

06/07/2011

Video games

Study: Video Games Actually Lower Crime

We all know how wildly popular video games are, but many parents are disturbed by the violence of some games that their children or teens play. But could playing those violent games actually benefit whole neighborhoods in a very unexpected way?

05/24/2011

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Seen At 11: CBS 2 Tells You How To Control Your Dog’s Barking

The latest infomercial product claims to keep your dog from barking, but can it actually quiet your canine?

05/23/2011

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Secondhand Stress: The Dangers & What You Can Do To Combat It

Experts say it is an ailment as contagious as a common cold, but with much more serious health consequences.

05/18/2011

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Pace Students Walk A Mile In Senior Citizen Shoes To Bridge Digital Divide

A group of New York students are making themselves old for college credit.

04/15/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Upstate TV Exec Gets 25 Years To Life For Beheading Wife

Muzzammil Hassan expressed deep regret as he was given the maximum sentence when he appeared before Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk in Buffalo Wednesday.

03/09/2011

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Eye On New York: On Politics

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois sat down with political reporter Marcia Kramer to discuss the weight that the upcoming election holds here in New York.

10/31/2010

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Eye On New York: On Art

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois sits down with photographer Abelardo Morell to discuss an innovate style known as camera obscura.

10/31/2010

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