CBS Early Morning Show to Replace Entire On-Air Crew

CBS announced that, come the New Year, there will be an entire new cast on the “Early Show.”  Long-time anchors Harry Smith, and co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez and weatherman Dave Price were let go from the early morning news program.  The new cast taking over will be Chris Wragge, Erica Hill, and former “Good Morning America” weekend weather forecaster, Marysol Castro.  CBS announced that current crew will continue on at CBS News in new roles.  Harry Smith will focus on hard news as a primary substitute on “The Evening News,” “Face The Nation” and “Sunday Morning.”  The news division has not released how they plan to use Rodriguez and Price, although the station has been discussion new roles for both.  Read more: NY Daily News

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