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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.


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