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.

Comments (9)
  1. Pamela says:

    LOL. Why don’t you like Rob Morrison?….LOL

  2. Tom and Eileen Scelba says:

    while you are driving through spring lake can you check out our house at 313 pennsylvania ave? it’s not like the million dollar mansions you showed earlier but it our shore house.
    Thanks and please keep your fingers crossed for us at high tide tomorrow morning. between the ocean and wreck pond (on Ocean road) we fear the worst.

  3. sharon wolff says:

    Chris is coming back, how nice. What about Maurice? I think he was doing a very good job. Also, Don Dahler, what about him? No word regarding Don D’s position at the 6PM slot. Something is going on

  4. nyer says:

    what would be the fate of maurice dubois?

  5. mrstag says:

    Who’s spot is he taking ?

  6. Marie Blanchard says:

    Mr. Smoothy returns.

  7. Bernie Sanders says:

    thank god now if they just get rid of rob morrison the station will be great !

    1. Michael Pierce says:

      We’re all entitled to our opinions, and I vehemently disagree with yours, Mr. Sanders, but didn’t your mother teach you that if you don’t have something nice to say about something….shut your pie hole. Or words to that effect.

  8. ProFromDover says:

    Scooby-Doo will be pleased that Wragge is back!

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