Anchors & Reporters

Ali Bauman<img class="alignleft wp-image-1532610 size-medium" src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" />Ali Bauman has served as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 News since Spring 2016. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @alibaumantv</a> Prior to joining CBS 2, Ali was a one-man-band reporter for News 12 the Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn, where she shot, wrote and edited all of her own stories. Ali graduated Magna Cum Laude from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual majors in Broadcast & Digital Journalism and Political Science. She speaks Spanish and spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain. Between classes, Ali worked part-time as a multimedia journalist for WBNG-TV Action News in Binghamton, NY. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Ali was the first and only undergraduate student to be accepted to the 2014 Newhouse Capstone in Washington D.C. where she was the Capitol Hill correspondent for WETM-TV in Elmira, NY. Ali is a proud #millennial who embraces social media for storytelling to bring news to a new generation of viewers.
Alice Gainer<a href=""><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-866622" src="" alt="Alice Gainer full" width="199" height="300" /></a>Alice Gainer is a CBS 2 reporter and co-anchor for WLNY-TV's (Channels 10/55) News at Nine weekdays with Dick Brennan. She joined the station in January 2013 and covers breaking, feature and general assignment stories. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @GainerTV</a> Prior to joining CBS 2, Gainer reported for WNYW Fox 5 NY covering the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and Superstorm Sandy devastation and cleanup. While at Fox her stories were often seen nationally on Fox News Channel. Before reporting for Fox 5<strong>,</strong>she was a reporter for News 12 New Jersey’s weekday morning show.  She was also the weekend morning anchor and producer/host of a segment called “Get Fit Friday” from 2004-2012. Additionally<strong>,</strong> Gainer has also appeared on Fox Business Network, CNN and Reuters Insider. Prior to her career in television<strong>,</strong>Gainer worked in radio news at NPR affiliate WBGO, MetroNetworks: WABC, WOR, and Air America. Gainer is an Emmy award-winning reporter. She’s the recent recipient of a 2017 New York Emmy for “Crime News”. She also won a 2016 New York Emmy for “Entertainment News” and a 2014 New York Emmy for “Spot News.” She’s a 10-time New York Emmy nominated reporter in the categories of live Reporter as well as Health/Science News, Spot News and Entertainment News. Other recognition includes 1st Place Associated Press awards and a PRNDI award. Gainer is a graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY where she worked for the NPR affiliate WFUV 90.7FM.  As a college student she was awarded a "Gracie Allen" for her reporting. A New Jersey native, she is proud to call the tri-state area home.
Jessica Moore<img src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1413453" /> Jessica Moore is an Emmy Award-winning anchor for the weekend evening newscasts on CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55. Moore joined the stations in July, 2016. Moore’s broadcasting career has taken her all over the country from WDTN in Dayton Ohio, to WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky and most recently KSNV in Las Vegas, Nevada where she spent 6 years as the stations primary weekday evening anchor. Her work has earned her two Emmy Awards and an Associated Press Award. In Lexington, Moore made her network debut on CNN during the Northpoint Prison riots and reported for the Weather Channel when a massive snow storm pounded Kentucky. In 2009, a deadly tornado ripped through parts of Central Kentucky. Moore was awarded an Emmy for her spot news coverage of the storm’s aftermath. Moore moved to New York from Las Vegas, where she was nominated for nine Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards, including best news anchor and best live event anchoring. She anchored countless hours of live breaking news and election coverage and scored an exclusive interview with Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. Active in the community, she is a passionate advocate for animals. Previously, Moore focused her volunteer efforts with the Make A Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada . A native of North Carolina, Moore is a graduate of Liberty University where she obtained a singing scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Moore has always wanted to live and work in New York City and is thrilled to be a part of the WCBS and WLNY news team.
Carolyn Gusoff  <img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842099" src="" alt="Carolyngusoff" width="210" height="263" /> Carolyn Gusoff  has covered some of the most high profile news stories in New York City and is best known as a trusted, consistent and caring voice of Long Island's concerns. Follow <a href="" target="_blank">@GusoffTV On Twitter</a> | <a href="">CGusoff On Facebook</a> Gusoff is currently working as an on-air reporter at <strong>WCBS-TV </strong> in New York City covering the Long Island beat.  She came to<strong> CBS2</strong> in 2012 after three years at  <strong>Fox5 WNYW</strong> where she  often covered  the lead story of the day on <strong>Good Day New York</strong>. Prior to that, she was with <strong>WNBC</strong>  for 15 years.  In addition to her reporting role as <strong>Long Island Bureau Chief</strong>, she co-anchored the station’s top-rated Saturday and Sunday morning program “<strong>Weekend Today in New York</strong>” for five years. Her reporting over the last three decades includes some of the biggest stories of our time: the terror attacks of 9-11, the NYC transit strike, the NYC blackout and the massacre on the Long Island Railroad.  More recently, she has reported tirelessly on the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy, the tragic July 4th Oyster Bay boat capsizing, the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, the Long Island drug store massacre, the "Ground Zero" Mosque controversy and the "friendly fire" shooting death of a Hofstra University student. She was one of  the first reporters on the scene at  three commercial jetliner crashes  including Avianca Flight 52, TWA Flight 800 and American Airlines Flight 587. During the Blizzard of '96, Gusoff reported for 36 hours straight on the historic storm's toll and has been in the thick of nearly every major weather event  to strike the New York area since, including the 2013 Blizzard which buried Suffolk County in nearly three feet of snow. Gusoff moved to NBC  from News 12 Long Island where she was credited for in-depth  coverage of  such national stories as the kidnapping of Katie Beers, the Tankleff murders and the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuoco scandal. She also covered the police/crime beat, courts, the United Nations  during the Persian Gulf conflict, and national political conventions. She also worked as primary fill-in anchor for the nation’s first 24-hour regional news network. Her broadcasting career also includes positions as anchor and reporter for the ABC affiliate,  WEVU-TV,  in Fort Myers, Florida. She has written for the New York Times, Newsday, and is a frequent  opinion page contributor and Internet blogger. She has survived cancer and working motherhood (so far) and speaks publicly with passion and humor about both challenges. Her collaboration with Katie Beers on <strong><em>Buried Memories</em></strong> has earned her the distinction as a New York Times best-selling author. Her many honors include three <strong>New York  Emmy Award</strong>s and fifteen <strong>New York Emmy nominations</strong>. Most recently, she was nominated for Journalistic Enterprise for 2017 Long Island beat reporting and was part of the winning team that earned WCBS an Emmy for its coverage of Superstorm Sandy. In  2004, Gusoff  was awarded a <strong>New York Emmy Award</strong> for <strong>On-Camera Performance/General Assignment Reporting</strong> for the Mepham Hazing Scandal.  Gusoff won two <strong>Long Island Fair Media Council 2017 FOLIO Award</strong> including The Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Reporting. In 2016 she won the award in Educational Reporting for her eye-opening investigative report about alleged patronage in the Hempstead School District. A 2016 <strong>Folio Award</strong> also honored her coverage of Historical News about the renovation of  Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt. 2015 Folio Awards: Best Spot News Report for her coverage of Long Island flash floods and  four 2014 Folio Awards in the categories of Health, Science, Environment and Coastal News. She was awarded five 2013 FOLIO awards for her continuing coverage of Superstorm Sandy and in the categories of  "Tax Accountability News," "Energy News," "Affordable Housing News," and "Health Reporting." She has  garnered  dozens of other <strong>FOLIO awards</strong> in categories ranging from "Best Feature" to  "Best Blog," “Enterprise Reporting” and “Investigative Journalism,”  and seven first-place <strong>Society of Professional Journalists/Press Club of Long Island</strong> awards. Carolyn has also been recognized by <strong>The American Women in Radio and Television, The Associated Press/New York Spot News Award  and  with the  United Press International/New York Broadcast Award.</strong> Gusoff holds a <strong>Master of Science  Degree in Journalism from Columbia University</strong> and a <strong>Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and English from Cornell University</strong>, where she was Editor-in Chief of the<strong>Cornellian</strong> and a U.S.Congressional intern for then Senator Joe Biden and U.S Senator Alfonse D'Amato. She is currently a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador and devotes much of her time in leadership roles to charitable causes and local community organizations. Gusoff was born in New York City and lives in Nassau County with her husband and their two children.  
Chris Wragge<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840163" src="" alt="chriswragge" width="210" height="263" />Chris Wragge co-anchors CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News At Noon with Mary Calvi. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @ChrisWragge</a>   He rejoined the station in September 2011 after serving as co-anchor of CBS News’ “The Early Show.”  Previously, Wragge served as co-anchor of the station’s weeknight 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.” Wragge first joined WCBS-TV in 2004 as the station’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. sports anchor. In November 2006, he made the transition to news anchor and reported on major events such as the 2008 presidential election, the “Miracle on the Hudson” landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York and the Brooklyn tornado. Wragge also covered the scandal that led to the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer, the East Side crane collapse, the national recession and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Wragge is the recipient of <strong>21 Emmys</strong>, including three wins in the Best News Anchor category. In addition, he and his CBS News colleagues won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession.” Prior to joining CBS, Wragge worked for NBC Sports. His assignments included covering the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, four years as sideline reporter for NBA game broadcasts and two years covering the WNBA. He also covered the PGA Tour for five years, Notre Dame Football, and the PBR. Additionally, he anchored NBC’s Sportsdesk reports from 2002-04. Previously, Wragge spent four years as a correspondent for <a href=""><em>Entertainment Tonigh</em></a><em>t</em>.  He also has been a host for HGTV, DIY and the Travel Channel. Wragge’s broadcasting career also includes positions with KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas, WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. Wragge is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he attended on a football scholarship and received a degree in Liberal Arts. Chris is proud to be born and raised in the great state of New Jersey. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife Sarah.
Alex Denis<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1502760" src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" />Alex Denis hosts CBS 2's Now Trending segment making her one of New York's only full-time social media reporters. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow@AlexDenisTV</a> Award-winning journalist, Alex Denis, serves as our resident social media guru. She reports on the latest trending topics, people, and videos and encourages viewers to weigh in. She also follows local trends. If you have an event, or know of a unique story, send it her way on Twitter or Facebook! Or, invite her to try the latest craze. She'll come to you to report live and is willing to try almost anything. Alex joined WCBS in January 2012 from WZTV in Nashville, where she served as traffic reporter and fill-in anchor. She also worked at WJHG in Panama City as a one-man-band general assignment reporter and bureau chief. She began her career as a desk assistant at WFTS in Tampa. Alex graduated magna cum laude from The School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. Originally from Tampa, but the daughter of native New Yorkers, Alex lives in New Jersey with her husband, an Army Ranger and West Point graduate who has twice been deployed to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. They have one son, one daughter and a chocolate Lab.  
Valerie Castro<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1001844" src="" alt="Valerie Castro" width="240" height="300" />Emmy award-winning journalist Valerie Castro joined CBS 2 in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @vcastrotv</a> Previously, Castro spent five years at the CBS station KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado from 2009 to 2014. She covered several high profile stories including historic wildfires, floods and winter snowstorms.  She was also there for the Aurora Theater Shooting and extensively covered court hearings following that event. Prior to KCNC-TV, Castro worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor in Albuquerque, New Mexico at KOB-TV. She began her journalism career in Farmington, New Mexico in the Four Corners area as a backpack journalist where she carried her own camera equipment, shooting video, editing, anchoring and reporting. Castro also spent time at ABC News in New York as an intern for 20/20 and Primetime. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. While she calls Colorado home, Castro has lived in several countries including England and the Netherlands. She’s a Spanish speaker and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. During her free time, Castro enjoys movies, running, reading, sampling the city’s amazing cuisine and spending time outdoors.
Dick Brennan<p style="text-align:left;"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842134" src="" alt="dickbrennan" width="210" height="263" /></p> Dick Brennan joined WCBS-TV in 2012 as an anchor and reporter. Brennan also co-anchors WLNY-TV 10/55’s News at Nine weekdays with Alice Gainer. Brennan previously worked as an anchor/reporter at Fox 5 in New York since 2001. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @DBrennanTV</a> An award-winning journalist, Brennan has been honored numerous times for his reporting, including an Emmy for WCBS-TV'S coverage of Superstorm Sandy. During his nearly 20 years of reporting he has covered several presidential campaigns and also chronicled the battles for New York City Mayor and New York State Governor. Brennan has also broadcast from around the world, including the war in Iraq, and recently reported from Bethlehem and Jerusalem as he followed Pope Francis's on his trip to the Middle East. Throughout his career, he has covered a variety of breaking news stories including the 9/11 tragedy, Hurricane Katrina, Newtown shootings, and the launch of SpaceX at Cape Canaveral. Brennan grew up in Queens and graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx. Brennan has played the role of a reporter in several television shows, including episodes of "Sex and the City" and "24". He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.    
Dana Tyler<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840189" src="" alt="danatyler" width="210" height="263" />Dana Tyler anchors CBS 2 News at 6 p.m. She joined WCBS-TV in 1990 as weekend co-anchor and reporter. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @DanaTylerTV</a> An integral part of the news team, Tyler is proud to mark her 28th year at CBS 2. In August of 2014, Dana received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists. In 2012, she received a New York Emmy Award for Community Service, for co-hosting the "The Tunnel to Towers Memorial Run". In addition to numerous New York Emmy Award nominations over the years, she was nominated in 2012 for her report "Amy's Story" in the Health Special: "Race for the Cure". In 2010, she received two Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: "Flight 1549 Lands in the Hudson River" and for her reporting of "Heather and Stacy's Story" in "Race for the Cure." In 2003, Tyler received Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: "New York City Blackout" and for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: "CBS 2 News at 11: City Hall Shooting." In 1996, she received an Emmy for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: "New York City Subway Firebombing." In 2011, Tyler was honored by the Friars Club in its annual "Salute to News Veterans." In 2007, she was honored in the McDonald's annual salute to "Black Broadcast Legends" and in 2006 she received a New York Association of Black Journalists Award for her report on Broadway's "The Color Purple". In addition to general assignment reporting and feature stories, Tyler has hosted the "Tunnel to Towers Run" and participated in CBS 2 sponsored events including the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" which raises awareness about breast cancer. Tyler served for more than a decade on the Board of Trustees of Learning Leaders, the 7,000-member volunteer organization which was dedicated to the education of New York City public school students. In 2008, she received an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from St. John’s University at Staten Island. In 2007, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio. In 2001, she received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from Boston University's School of Management from which she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in marketing and broadcast journalism. Tyler began her broadcasting career as an intern at WCOL Radio and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. She was a general assignment reporter and anchor for WBNS and received an Ohio Valley Emmy Award in 1988 as Outstanding Anchor for her work on the popular "Heart of Ohio" broadcasts. In 1990, she and the late Reggie Harris became the first African-American anchor team in New York on WCBS-TV. She is honored to celebrate her great-grandfather’s historic brave and historic. Ralph Waldo Tyler was a newspaper reporter and editor in Columbus and the first accredited African-American war correspondent to report on African-American soldiers stationed overseas during World War I.
Hazel Sanchez<a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-25398"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842139" src="" alt="hazelsanchez1" width="210" height="263" /></a>Hazel Sanchez joined CBS 2 in 2000 as a general assignment reporter. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @HSanchezTV</a> Prior to WCBS-TV, Sanchez was the weekend anchor/reporter for WBAY-TV Green Bay, WI. During that time, she also hosted and moderated "Teen Connection," a live, hour-long show for Wisconsin Public Television in Green Bay. In addition to "Teen Connection," she also hosted a number of the station's award-winning documentaries. Prior to her work in Green Bay, Hazel was a news cut-in anchor and assistant producer at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Sanchez has achieved recognition for her work, earning a Midwest Emmy award, a CINE Golden Eagle award, and an award from the Wisconsin Broadcast Association. She has also received awards for hosting "The Discovery of Dawn," an emotional documentary on one young woman's battle with Anorexia Nervosa. Sanchez has a B.A. in broadcasting and electronic communications from the Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Hazel and her husband Peter live in Manhattan with their daughter Avery.
Dr. Max Gomez<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840283" src="" alt="drmaxgomez" width="210" height="263" />Award-winning broadcast journalist Dr. Max Gomez rejoined WCBS-TV as a medical reporter in June 2007. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @GomezTV</a> The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Dr. Gomez has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, a UPI honor for Best Documentary for a report on AIDS, and an Excellence in Time of Crisis Award from New York City after September 11. In addition, Dr. Gomez received national television journalism awards from the National Marfan Foundation and from the Leukemia Society of America for his report on two twin girls from Long Island, both suffering from Leukemia, who got bone marrow transplants from their seven-year-old sister. He was also named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986. Dr. Gomez has served on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism. Dr. Gomez has been on the board of advisers for the Science Writers Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.; the Hope and Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund at the Children’s Hospital of New York; is a member of the honorary board of the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; and served as the grand marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for over a decade. Dr. Gomez is also the co-author of “The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History is Changing Your Life”, a primer on the numerous uses of adult stem cells in treating and curing diseases. It includes an introductory message from Pope Benedict XVI. He also co-authored “The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer,” which explains how an innovative program consisting of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes may prevent prostate cancer. Previously, Dr. Gomez served as Health and Science Editor for WNBC-TV. Gomez joined WNBC-TV in 1997 after serving as the medical reporter/health editor for WCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was the health and science editor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia and the health and science reporter/editor for WNEW-TV. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was also a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University. Dr. Gomez currently resides in New York City.  
Janelle Burrell<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842039" src="" alt="janelleburrell" width="210" height="263" />Janelle Burrell is an Emmy nominated general assignment reporter for CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @BurrellTV</a> She joined the station in March 2013, contributing to the news team's coverage of major events, ranging from the deadly Metro North train crash in the Bronx to the Tri-State area playing host to the 2014 Super Bowl. Burrell is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Poughkeepsie, and has spent most of her career working across the Empire State. Burrell joined the CBS 2 team after working as a reporter and fill-in anchor for News 12 Westchester. Prior to News 12, Burrell worked in upstate New York at Time Warner Cable News (formerly YNN Syracuse) as a reporter in their Binghamton bureau. Before beginning her on-air career, Burrell worked behind the scenes at Fox 5 in Manhattan and at MSNBC. She also spent time as a freelance reporter for Brooklyn Independent Television while earning her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she was an Andrew Goodman Foundation Scholar. Burrell has a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in biology from Penn State. In addition to her New York Emmy nomination, Burrell's work has been recognized by the Syracuse Press Club and the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Kristine Johnson<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840199" src="" alt="KristineJohnsongreybck" width="210" height="263" /><em>CBS 2 Co-Anchor, 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Newscasts</em> Kristine Johnson currently co-anchors the 5 p.m. & 11 p.m. news at the CBS owned and operated station in New York City. She joined CBS 2 in the fall of 2006. Since then, she has been the recipient of several Emmy awards. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @KJohnsonTV</a> Kristine has navigated her viewers through numerous breaking news events. Including, Hurricane Sandy, the Newtown school massacre, the Boston marathon bombings and two separate Pope visits to the Big Apple. She also anchors weekly on the networks new digital platform CBSN, is a fill-in anchor for CBS This Morning and has filed reports for CBS Sunday Morning. In 1994, Kristine began her career at WPRI in Providence, R.I. She was hired as a part-time assignment editor. Over the next 10 years she transitioned through several production positions to her ultimate goal of reporting. Kristine left Providence for New York City in 2004. She was hired by MSNBC and anchored daytime coverage. Kristine is honored to represent CBS 2 at various events around the Tri-State Area. She’s worked closely with the greater New York chapters of the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, March of Dimes, The Brain Tumor Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. Kristine lives with her family in Northern New Jersey. She completed two NYC marathons and credits Yoga for keeping her "balanced."
Cindy Hsu<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840173" src="" alt="cindyhsu" width="210" height="263" />Cindy Hsu is an Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter who has been at CBS 2 News in New York City since 1993. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @HsuTV</a> Hsu's work at CBS 2 has been recognized with numerous awards. Recently, Hsu was awarded "Reporter of the Year" from the NY &NJ Asian-American Law Enforcement Organization. Her personal adoption story, "Bringing Rosie Home," was nominated for an Emmy Award and won the New York AP Broadcasters Award for Best Feature. She received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single Hard News Story for "Smuggled from China," which exposed the horrific plights of Chinese refugees from the Golden Venture ship, and for her live coverage of the snowstorm of 1994. American Women in Radio and Television honored her with the Golden Apple Award, and she also received the Friends of Adoption Award from the Adoptive Parents Committee. Prior to joining WCBS-TV, Hsu worked as a reporter and anchor at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin and for WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio. She began her broadcasting career as an associate producer for WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia. Hsu spends much of her off-duty time performing community work and is strongly involved with the Asian-American community. She is a Big Sister and has served on the Advisory Board of APEX, a group that pairs Asian professionals with recent immigrants and young people who need guidance. She's served on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Chinese in the Americas and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as the Newswatch Advisory Council which monitors fairness in journalism. Hsu has been the co-chair of Cooks for Kids, an annual event that raises money for children living with AIDS and HIV, and she is actively involved with The Children's Miracle Network. Hsu is also a former President of the New York Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Hsu is also a world-class dragon boater, competing with her team Women in Canoe. They represented the United States in the 2001 World Championship. Hsu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Coast Guard family that moved every two to four years. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in communication studies and lives in New York City with her daughter.
Marcia Kramer<a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-25402"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842165" src="" alt="Marcia Kramer" width="210" height="263" /></a>Marcia Kramer joined CBS 2 in 1990 as an investigative and political reporter. Prior to CBS 2, she was the City Hall bureau chief at the New York Daily News. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @MKramerTV</a> Her reports on the local, national, and international level have garnered her multiple honors, including two George Foster Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, nine Emmy awards, two New York Press Club Golden Typewriter awards, and a first-place award from the Associated Press for her investigative reports. Her work has been recognized in editorials in the New York Times and the New York Post, as well as in a piece entitled "Marcia Kramer: Journalism at its Best," which ran in the New York Observer in March 1998. Most recently, Kramer broke a story exposing the improper use of lights and sirens by city government officials. Her story led to Mayor Bloomberg's crackdown resulting in the removal of lights and sirens from hundreds of vehicles. Other credits include a report on people stealing school supplies and selling them on the Black Market, a story on schools that served old food past its freshness date, and a film exposing school board members vacationing in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollars. She has also been cited for her reports on the Swiss Banks and Nazi Gold that culminated in a decision by the Swiss to finally give back the money. Kramer is also known for her 1992 interview with President Clinton in which he confessed he "never inhaled."
Mary Calvi<img src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1413456" />Mary Calvi serves as anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News At Noon. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @MaryCalviTV</a> Award-winning journalist Mary Calvi has provided live breaking news reports on a wide range of stories across the tri-state area. Calvi gained unprecedented access to the FBI's underwater anti-terrorism team and reported from underwater. She actually found a missing grandmother lost in the Blackout of 2003. She also traveled to Rome to cover the events surrounding Pope John Paul II. Calvi had also provided coverage on the attacks at the World Trade Center, in 2001 and in 1993. Calvi's credits include six Emmy awards, including two for her live breaking news coverage, and one for an in-depth series on sexual pedophiles, "Predator Next Door." Calvi has been honored for her writing at the New York Festival's World Media Awards. She also earned a National ACE Award for Excellence in Journalism, a Clarion Award for Excellence in Reporting, and the ACIM Award for Excellence in Community Service. She joined WCBS-TV in 2002 from News 12 Westchester where she served as anchor and assistant news director. She also worked with News 12 Long Island and served as a national correspondent for USA Networks. She began her career in New York in radio. Calvi graduated magna cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University with a degree in journalism. A native of Westchester County, Calvi lives in her hometown with her husband and their three children.
Andrea Grymes  <img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842078" src="" alt="andreagrymes" width="210" height="263" />Andrea Grymes joined CBS2 News as a general assignment reporter in July 2013. She currently also co-anchors the weekend morning newscasts. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @AndreaGrymesTV </a> Grymes has covered a range of stories for CBS. In 2017, she traveled to Italy and Israel to cover President Trump's first foreign trip. She has also reported live from the White House and the U.S. Capitol. In addition to politics, Grymes has covered Pope Francis' trip to New York, the capture of the Chelsea and Seaside Heights bombing suspect, the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, and the Mets 2015 playoff run. Previously, Grymes was reporting for WNYW-TV in New York since March 2013. Some of her most memorable assignments were post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts, Prince Harry's visit to Harlem, and local security efforts after the Boston Marathon bombings. Grymes started her reporting career at News 12 Networks in 2006. She spent nearly seven years working for News 12 The Bronx, News 12 Brooklyn, and News 12 Long Island. Grymes not only anchored and reported, she also shot and edited most of her own stories. She covered a range of assignments at News 12, including Bernie Madoff's sentencing, the Miracle on the Hudson, Pope Benedict's trip to New York, the Nixzmary Brown murder trials, and Superstorm Sandy. Prior to working at News 12, Grymes was a production assistant at Fox News Channel, where she also interned during college. A native of New York, Grymes was born in Queens and grew up on Long Island and in Texas. She realized her passion for television news at 16 years old while delivering the morning announcements for her high school's television station. On 9/11, she and her classmates in Texas delivered the news of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. That day solidified Grymes' desire to pursue broadcast journalism as a career. Grymes graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a double-major in journalism and political science. When she is not chasing a story or anchoring a newscast, Grymes loves listening to country music, exploring New York City, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.  
Jennifer McLogan<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842146" src="" alt="jennifermclogan1" width="210" height="263" />Jennifer McLogan returned to WCBS-TV in 1993 to cover Long Island after first reporting for the station in 1982. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @McLoganTV</a> In the years between, she worked for CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago and for NBC Network News where she reported for The NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and NBC Sportsworld. She began her career in Boston, first as a writer for WEEI-AM, CBS all-news radio, and then as a reporter and anchor for WHDH-AM, before moving into television as a reporter and a weekend anchor for WBZ-TV. McLogan has been recognized for her coverage of breaking news with her first-on-the-scene reports of the Long Island Railroad shooting, the crash of TWA flight 800, the Belle Harbor crash of American Airlines flight 587, the Philadelphia Police firebombing of the headquarters of the radical group MOVE, the death of Arthur Ashe, and the guilty verdict in the Long Island DWI "limo murder" trial. For her reporting, she is the recipient of national and local Emmys as well as awards from the Associated Press, American Women in Radio and Television, and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. McLogan holds an honors B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from Brandeis University. She is a self-confessed sports fanatic, who was a letter winner on the very first woman's NCAA varsity basketball team at Michigan and then on the swimming team at Brandeis. McLogan lives in Garden City, NY with her husband and three children.
Maurice DuBois<img src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1413465" />Maurice DuBois co-anchors <em>CBS-2 News at 5</em> and <em>11</em>. He joined CBS in September 2004. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow Maurice DuBois</a> At CBS News, he substitutes as anchor of <em>The CBS Evening News</em>, has reported for <em>60 Minutes Sports</em> and <em>CBS Sunday Morning</em>, and has hosted <em>CBS This Morning</em>, <em>48 Hours</em> and <em>CBSN</em>. DuBois has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, to AIDS in South Africa, to Papal transition at the Vatican, 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 appeared as – what else? – a news anchor, on CBS’s hit drama <em>Person of Interest</em>, and the feature films <em>Soul Men</em> and <em>Kick Ass</em>. 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 as a Trailblazer. 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.
Dave Carlin<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842131" src="" alt="davecarlin" width="210" height="263" />Dave Carlin serves as a reporter for CBS 2 News and covers breaking news stories and major events in the Tri-State area. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @DaveCarlinTV</a> Two of Carlin's favorite live reports for CBS 2 happened in Times Square: The New Year's Eve Countdown and the spontaneous celebration that erupted following the New York Giants' victory over the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLII. Carlin has also covered major national news stories and events in the past two decades including Hurricanes Hugo in South Carolina and Iniki on Kauai, Hawaii. He also covered the Space Shuttle Program, San Francisco Earthquake, Southern California wildfires and the trial and execution of serial killer Ted Bundy in Florida. Prior to joining CBS 2, he served as an anchor/reporter at KSWB-TV in San Diego for six years, preceded by stints at CBS affiliates including KGMB-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii where he worked for 10 years as an anchor/reporter. Before that Carlin worked at WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., where he took his first job as a weekday anchor. Carlin started his journalism career at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas as a general assignment reporter. Carlin's work has earned him an Emmy from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Golden Mike Award and awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and The Associated Press. Born in England and raised in Ithaca, NY, Carlin and his family also spent part of his childhood in Ghana, West Africa where his father founded a school for deaf and blind children. Carlin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and currently lives in Manhattan where he is thrilled to be back home in New York and close to his family and friends.
Tony Aiello<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842171" src="" alt="tony_aiello1" width="210" height="263" />Tony Aiello serves as a CBS 2 general assignment reporter. After spending eight years covering news in the Northern Suburbs, he’s now based at the CBS 2 Broadcast Center in New York City. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @AielloTV</a> You’ll often find him behind the wheel of Mobile 2, our groundbreaking technology that allows live broadcasts from a moving vehicle. Aiello joined CBS 2 in October 2002, after nearly five years at WNBC-TV. Prior to that, he served as a national correspondent for Dow Jones Television and the top syndicated business show, “The Wall Street Journal Report.” He also has worked as an anchor and reporter at stations in Milwaukee, WI., Nashville, TN., and Greenville, SC. In the course of his career, he’s been nominated for and has received many professional honors. Aiello is active with community groups and Italian-American charities. He is board secretary of the Westchester Philharmonic, and a former trustee of ArtsWestchester. He is proud to represent CBS2 at many community events, and is happy to help raise funds and awareness for groups including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes, and the Food Bank for Westchester. In 2002, he was asked to lead Westchester County’s official ceremony marking the first anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. He has also delivered keynote speeches for groups including the Enrico Fermi Scholarship Foundation, the Sons of Italy, and the National Parks Service. Aiello graduated from Indiana University in 1985. He lives in New Rochelle, N.Y. with his wife Elizabeth and their twin sons.

Cooking & Food

Stephanie Tantillo<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842051" src="" alt="Stephanie Tantillo" width="210" height="263" />From a young age, Stephanie was involved in the food world with her parents running an Italian product line, and then working in restaurant kitchens up until she began her work at CBS. She spent summers travelling to Italy and Europe with her family growing up, and always loved enjoying the flavors of each region they visited. She spent a year studying abroad in Taormina, Sicily, Italy where she really fell in love with the agriculture of Sicily as well as her adventures around the island. Stephanie identifies tremendously with her Sicilian roots and it shows in her food style. Simple, fresh, and healthy are her key concepts. She also has weekly syndicated segments with her father, Tony Tantillo called “Stephanie and Tony’s Table” where they give an enthusiastic and fun demo on cooking. She studied writing in college, and combines her writing skills with her knowledge and love of produce.  
Tony Tantillo<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-840266" src="" alt="TonyTantillo" width="210" height="263" />Tony Tantillo joined CBS 2 in 2000 as a food expert and contributes to "CBS 2's News at Noon," "CBS 2's News at 5PM" and "CBS 2 News Sunday." His "Fresh Grocer" segments have been featured on news broadcasts in major metro markets since 1993. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @FreshGrocer</a> Tantillo's segments are highly entertaining and informative. He gives tips about storage and preparation, plus valuable nutritional information. He teaches consumers how to recognize produce that might be too costly, of poor quality, or not yet at the peak of freshness. As a consumer advocate, he emphasizes "selection first" - encouraging all of us to think of quality, value and nutritional benefits when selecting our favorite produce. Tantillo discusses how to ensure that after selecting your produce of choice, the vitamins and minerals remain at their peak the whole time they are in your home, from purchase to the final preparation. Helping to maintain a healthy America is incredibly important to Tantillo. He takes the time to help educate children all over the country about how vital it is to eat healthy. Tantillo began his broadcasting career at KPIX-TV, the Viacom-owned station in San Francisco, where he still contributes reports. He can also be seen weekly on KCBS-TV Los Angeles, KYW-TV Philadelphia, WBBM-TV Chicago and KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, and heard over 100 radio stations nationwide. Born in Sicily, Tantillo moved to San Francisco at the age of five and grew up working with his father in the southern San Francisco produce markets and later in his family's successful produce business. He currently resides in N.Y. with his wife and their three children. Follow Tony Tantillo on Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>


Vanessa Murdock<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842185" src="" alt="Vanessa Murdock" width="210" height="263" />Vanessa Murdock joined the CBS 2 Weather Team in October 2011 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @VMurdockTV</a> Murdock moved to the Big Apple from our CBS affiliate, WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia. Her meteorological adventure began at Penn State University where she earned her Master's degree in Meteorology. From PSU, Murdock traveled to Central Virginia where she began her career as a Broadcast Meteorologist at WCAV/WVAW/WAHU. Murdock worked for two years as the evening weather anchor for both the local ABC and FOX affiliates in Charlottesville and loved every minute. Her career then brought her to Norfolk, VA where she spent nearly five years forecasting for communities up and down the Mid-Atlantic coastline. Murdock played an integral role in reporting on Hurricane Irene. “Covering Hurricane Irene was a reminder how we need respect the power of nature and cherish life,” she says. “We were only in the early hours of dealing with Irene when we received word that a tree had fallen on a home and a child was unaccounted for. The mother escaped with only minor cuts and bruises, her son was killed. When I think of Irene I will always remember this story and my heart will ache for the mother who lost her son.” Murdock is an Emmy Nominated, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). She is a member of both the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). Murdock is no stranger to New York. She was born and raised on Long Island and spent most of her youth in the small town of Center Moriches on a street named after her great-grandparents. She often spent time in the city with her family and cherishes those memories. “I am thrilled to be coming home and joining the CBS 2 team. Not only will I be closer to family and old friends, but I get to work in the Big Apple amongst the most talented broadcasters in the world. It's an opportunity for which I am incredibly grateful. I look forward to meeting our viewers, sharing their stories, and providing them with the most accurate forecast in town” says Murdock. She loves spending time outdoors, running, swimming, and is hopelessly addicted to expensive lattes. She currently resides in North Bergen, NJ with her husband, daughters and their dog Zeus.
Lonnie Quinn<img src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1413459" />Lonnie Quinn is the chief weathercaster of CBS 2 News at 5, 6 and 11 weekdays. He also serves as the national weather anchor for "CBS This Morning" Saturday. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @LonnieQuinnTV</a> Quinn joined WCBS-TV in 2007 after a five year run at WTVJ, in Miami, FL. Quinn's television career actually started as an actor on ABC's All My Children. That experience allowed him to develop a comfort in front of the camera which helped him to perform exceptionally in local and national broadcasting. After changing careers from acting to broadcasting, Quinn's first newsroom job was at WVIR in Charlottesville, VA. He was hired as a cameraman but three months into the job, a chance to report in front of the camera solidified his new career path. Soon his duties included full time reporting and anchoring the weekend weathercasts. While in Charlottesville, Quinn covered stories related to the Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings controversy and the famous baby switch at the University of Virginia hospital. He also reported extensively on the rising political career of Emily Couric before her unfortunate death in October 2001. Miami, FL was the next stop and it was a turning point in Quinn's career. Not only was he promoted to full time weather anchor, but also allowed to develop his own, unique style. Quinn has always been a fan of the weather and he hates the idea of a boring weathercast. His goal always is to give the viewers the information they need in an engaging and entertaining way. Quinn feels that if he is excited by the weather, then the viewers should be too! By 2005, Quinn was one of Miami's most popular on-air personalities and guided the area through the most active hurricane season in history. For five years, Quinn worked closely with Max Mayfield at the National Hurricane Center. He also joined the "Hurricane Hunters" collecting data on a category 5 hurricane as they flew through the eye of "Isabel" off the coast of North Carolina. Quinn is a private pilot himself and holds a meteorology certification from the FAA. Outside of the weather, Quinn loves to report a good story. His belief is every other station in town will most likely be covering the same event…you had better come up with some way to make your storytelling stand out. He is a proud winner of an Emmy award for best on-air talent. Quinn graduated from Boston College magna cum laude with a B.A. in speech communications. He is a huge sports fanatic and swam competitively in college. Decency in broadcasting prevents him from ever putting on a "Speedo" again. Thus…you can now find him playing racquetball weekday mornings at the Westside Y in NYC. A native of Cheshire, Connecticut, he currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Sharon, and his son, Nate. He 100% totally digs this job.
John Elliott<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842176" src="" alt="John Elliott" width="210" height="263" />John Elliott joined CBS 2 in January 2007 as a meteorologist on "CBS 2 News This Morning" and "CBS 2 News At Noon." <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @JohnElliottTV</a> Prior to joining CBS 2, Elliott worked two years at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. Before that, he spent two years with NBC News and MSNBC, appearing weekday mornings on NBC as a weathercaster on "Early Today." He also handled a wide variety of assignments as an anchor and correspondent on MSNBC. Elliott served as a 2004 MSNBC presidential campaign correspondent in the battleground state of Iowa. He also reported from numerous bases and posts throughout the nation as troops were deployed for the war in Iraq, and spent time onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Prior to joining NBC, Elliott worked for XETV-TV in San Diego, where he served as an anchor on the Fox station's morning newscasts. He was also a morning news anchor for KGET-TV, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California. Elliott began working as a weathercaster, first at WRBL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia, then at KGET before making the transition to his role as a news anchor in Bakersfield. Elliott is a recipient of the California Associated Press award for Best Weathercaster, and has received numerous honors for his news features and general assignment reporting. Elliott received his B.A. in radio, television and film from Wayne State University in Detroit and his master's in communications from Central Missouri State University. He also studied meteorology under Mississippi State University. Before embarking on his career in broadcasting, Elliott was an advertising copywriter and producer and also taught media courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan and Central Missouri State.
Elise Finch<a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-858171" src="" alt="Elise Finch full" width="150" height="222" /></a>Elise Finch is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist who joined the WCBS weather team in April 2007.  Ms. Finch came to CBS from NBC where she served as a meteorologist for the “Early Today Show,” MSNBC, and NBC Weather Plus. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @EFinchTV </a> Prior to NBC, Ms. Finch was the weekend weather anchor at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. Before that, she was an anchor and reporter at the CBS and FOX affiliates in Youngstown, Ohio and the ABC affiliate in Austin, Minnesota. Finch started her career in television behind the scenes at E! Entertainment Television, where she served as a production coordinator for special projects and live events. Finch was raised in Mount Vernon, New York and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University where she received one of the prestigious President's Awards. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Ms. Finch completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University and holds the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. Finch enjoys taking part in community events. She has emceed events for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey, the Westchester Library System, the Mount Vernon High School Hall of Fame and also JDRF Walk for a Cure. Ms. Finch is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the American Meteorological Society.  She currently lives in Westchester County.

News Director

David Friend<img src="" alt="" width="210" height="260" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1528045" />  <strong><a href="">Follow David Friend On Twitter</a></strong> <strong>Have feedback regarding the stations?<br /><a href="">Click Here To Share</a></strong> David Friend was named Senior Vice President, News, for the CBS Television Stations group in June 2010. In addition to his station group responsibilities, he continues to serve as News Director at WCBS-TV, the company's New York flagship, which is a position he has held since June 2006. He added oversight of the news department at WLNY-TV when CBS acquired the station in 2012 and created a duopoly in the New York City market. In 2010, Friend was selected by Broadcasting & Cable as the publication's News Director of the Year in recognition of his efforts to drive ratings growth, share best practices across the CBS Television Stations group and facilitate partnerships with CBS Radio stations. Prior to joining WCBS-TV in 2006, Friend served as the senior vice president in charge of business news programming at CNBC, where he oversaw 14 hours of live programming on a daily basis. He was also responsible for spearheading CNBC's development of original long-form programming, including the Peabody Award-winning documentary “The Age of Wal-Mart: Inside America's Most Powerful Company.” Prior to that, Friend served as executive producer of “Squawk Box,” CNBC's signature morning program. Before working at CNBC, Friend was with Warner Bros. as executive producer and co-creator of the nationally syndicated series, “Extra.” He was responsible for overseeing the transformation of the program from a nightly entertainment magazine to a news and information program. Prior to that, Friend was the assistant news director at WABC-TV in New York City. He rose from producer to executive producer before being promoted to assistant news director during his seven years with the station. Friend's career in television news began in 1978 as a news writer at WPIX-TV in New York City. He was promoted to producer and won an Emmy Award for “Best Local Newscast” before being named senior producer. In 1983, Friend was the first to produce live special coverage of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, a tradition that continues today. Friend has also been an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University and the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York. He holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia College.


Steve Overmyer<img src="" alt="" width="240" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1413462" />Steve Overmyer joined CBS 2 in February of 2011 as a sports anchor and reporter. He hosts Sports Update every weekend on CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow@SteveOvermyerTV</a> Previously, Overmyer anchored and reported for SportsNet in New York (SNY). He was the field reporter for Jets Post Game Live and studio host for 1st and Goal with Mike Tannenbaum. During his time at SNY, Overmyer was utilized in a number of capacities from anchoring the nightly highlight show to talk show hosting duties to field reporter for all New York teams. Before he moved to New York in 2006, Overmyer spent five years as a sports anchor at CNN in Atlanta. He was host of the award-winning NFL Sunday Night Blitz and evening sports anchor for CNN Headline News. Overmyer also worked at KPNX-TV the NBC station in Phoenix, AZ from 1997 to 2001 as a reporter covering a variety of professional sports teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks. Overmyer began his career as a sports director at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida where he earned an AP Florida Sportscaster of the Year Award. Since that time he has established himself as an outstanding sports journalist covering the region’s most memorable events such as both Giants Super Bowl wins in 2007 & 2012, the Yankees World Series of 2009, and Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium. Active in the community, Overmyer works closely with many charities in New York including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hartley House, and Stephen A. Siller Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation. A native of Indiana, Overmyer is a graduate of Vincennes University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Overmyer lives in Manhattan. In his time off, he loves spending time with his daughter.
Otis Livingston<a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-25429"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-842178" src="" alt="Otis Livingston" width="210" height="263" /></a>Otis Livingston is CBS 2's weekday sports anchor. The multiple Emmy Award winner has been with WCBS-TV since 2009. <a class="twitter-follow-button" href="">Follow @OLivingstonTV</a> Previously, Livingston held the position of sports anchor for NBC 4's "Today in New York." He has reported on the NBA Finals, The Stanley Cup Finals, The World Series, The U.S. Open Tennis Championship, two U.S. Open Golf Championships, as well as horse racing's Triple Crown races and the New York City Marathon. In 2004, Livingston had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through Harlem as part of the torch's world tour leading up to the Summer Olympics in Athens. Later that summer, he was a studio host and field reporter for NBC's coverage of the Athens Games and in 2006, a field reporter for the Torino Olympics. Otis also served as a sideline reporter for the New York Giants pre-season games. Livingston served as the weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter for two years with WWOR-TV. During his tenure there, he also hosted "Sports Team Wrap-Up," a 15-minute sports extra show on Sunday nights. Two years prior to that, Livingston worked for WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, PA as the weekend sports anchor/reporter, hosting "Sunday Sports Express," a half-hour sports wrap-up show. He also filled in as co-host of the weekly show with Eagles Head Coach Ray Rhodes. Before that, Livingston was a weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVO-TV in Rockford, IL for two years. Livingston is a member of the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Philadelphia chapter. He is also a board member of the New Jersey Music Workshop for the Arts. A graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications, Livingston was also a member of the 1988 Kansas University basketball team that won the national title. Livingston resides with his wife and five children in New Jersey.

Web Reporters

Matt Yurus<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1445103" src="" alt="" width="210" height="263" />Matt Yurus is a digital anchor telling stories for CBS's local news stations' websites across the country. Having been born in New York and with much of his family still residing in the city's suburbs, he takes particular joy in reporting for <a href=""></a>. After receiving his Master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Yurus got his start at WUSA9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. There he worked as a field producer, multimedia journalist and reporter. Yurus also earned a law degree from George Mason University and worked as a legal fellow for a U.S. senator on Capitol Hill.
Elle McLogan<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1445093" src="" alt="" width="210" height="263" /> Elle McLogan joined CBS2 in September 2017 as a digital reporter for <a href=""></a>. She hosts, shoots, and edits <a href=""><strong>The Dig With Elle McLogan</strong></a>, which uncovers gems hidden across our area. The Dig has explored a Staten Island restaurant where the cooks are grandmothers, a Manhattan cathedral where sheep mow the lawns, and a North Fork farm where potatoes become chips. In 2018 Elle was named Outstanding Social Media Personality by the New York State Broadcasters Association. Born in Manhattan and raised on Long Island, Elle moved to North Carolina to attend Davidson College. She joined the Davidson Dance Team and pursued extracurricular activities in food and cooking. Elle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude honors. After graduation, Elle moved to China to review restaurants as a food critic. She spent four years in Shanghai, hosting television programs and documentaries with a focus on food and culture. A volunteer with the nonprofit organization Reading Partners, Elle teaches reading to struggling students at under-resourced New York schools. Follow Elle on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> and Twitter <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@ElleMcLogan</a>.