Maurice DuBois

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

At CBS News, he substitutes as anchor of “The CBS Evening News.”

Maurice has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, to AIDS in South Africa, to the installations of Popes Benedict and Francis, to witnessing a double execution,.   He has anchored numerous live breaking news stories, and moderated debates for New York City Mayor and Congress.  He has also hosted multiple specials on topics ranging from kids and violence, to breast cancer, to ticker-tape parades and telethons.

A Long Island native, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC-TV before joining CBS .

At NBC News, he appeared on “Today,” “Weekend Today,” “Dateline NBC,” MSNBC and NBC News at Sunrise.  While at WNBC-TV, DuBois also hosted “Four Stories,” a magazine profiling local heroes; he also hosted Court-TV’s “Mind over Media,” for students to understand media images.

Previously, DuBois worked in Chicago and Sacramento. He began his career in 1987 at KING-TV in Seattle as a desk assistant before moving to reporting.

He’s had cameos as  – what else? – a news anchor, on CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest, and the feature films Soul Men and Kick Ass.

DuBois has won several journalism and community awards, including five Emmys.  He’s also won honors from The Associated Press, The New York State Broadcasters Association, and The New York Association of Black Journalists, which recognized him with a Trailblazer Award.

He serves on the non-profit board of NY City Center, and previously served at PENCIL, Susan G. Komen for the Cure/NYC, and The Northside Center for Child Development.

DuBois is a graduate of Northwestern University, has four Honorary PhDs, and  is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

 

 

Only Make Believe

Eye On New York: Only Make Believe

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois interviews Dena Hammerstein about her non-profit organization Only Make Believe. Only Make Believe creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities. She [...]

10/31/2010

Jeffrey Schneider's Home (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Underage Drinking May Land L.I. Man Behind Bars

Police said the homeowner, Jeffrey Schneider, admitted he bought beer for the party. He was issued a citation.

10/05/2010

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NY Clothing Tax Exemption Ends This Week

The tax was reinstated to help close the state’s budget deficit.

09/28/2010

FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller died trying to save lives on September 11, 2001. Now, thousands honor his memory and trace his steps in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City.

9th NYC Tunnel To Towers Run Set For This Weekend

This weekend marks the ninth year of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. What started in 2002 with 2,500 runners has grown to close to 20,000 runners this year.

09/24/2010

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Many More New York City Students Held Back

New York City’s Education Department says nearly five times as many students in grades three through eight are repeating a grade this year as the kids now face a higher bar on state tests.

CBS 2–09/24/2010

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Blockbuster Video Files For Bankruptcy

Troubled video-rental chain Blockbuster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and said it plans to keep stores and kiosks open as it reorganizes.

09/23/2010

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Joaquin Phoenix Apologizes To Letterman

Phoenix was clean-cut and shaven, without the shaggy beard, unruly hair and sunglasses he wore on Feb. 11, 2009.

09/23/2010

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Bloomberg Endorses Cuomo For Governor

The mayor said he’s never met Republican challenger Carl Paladino, but back in July, he said the outspoken Buffalo real estate developer didn’t have a chance of winning.

09/22/2010

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