WCBS-TV
Overview
WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

 television network, located in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. The station's studios are located within the CBS Broadcast Center
CBS Broadcast Center
The CBS Broadcast Center is a television and radio production facility located in New York City, New York. It is CBS's main East Coast production center, much as Television City in Los Angeles is the West Coast hub.-Overview:...

 and its transmitter is atop the Empire State Building
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet , and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft high. Its name is derived...

, both in Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square...

.

In the few areas of the eastern United States
Eastern United States
The Eastern United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River. The first two tiers of states west of the Mississippi have traditionally been considered part of the West, but can be included in the East today; usually in...

 where viewers cannot receive CBS programs over-the-air, WCBS-TV is available on satellite to subscribers of DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

, which also provides coverage of the station to Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

 and major U.S.
Encyclopedia
WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

 television network, located in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. The station's studios are located within the CBS Broadcast Center
CBS Broadcast Center
The CBS Broadcast Center is a television and radio production facility located in New York City, New York. It is CBS's main East Coast production center, much as Television City in Los Angeles is the West Coast hub.-Overview:...

 and its transmitter is atop the Empire State Building
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet , and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft high. Its name is derived...

, both in Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square...

.

In the few areas of the eastern United States
Eastern United States
The Eastern United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River. The first two tiers of states west of the Mississippi have traditionally been considered part of the West, but can be included in the East today; usually in...

 where viewers cannot receive CBS programs over-the-air, WCBS-TV is available on satellite to subscribers of DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

, which also provides coverage of the station to Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

 and major U.S. air carriers via the LiveTV
LiveTV
LiveTV is a major provider of airline in-flight entertainment systems. Originally a joint venture of Harris Corporation and BE Aerospace , it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation...

 inflight entertainment system. WCBS-TV is also available to Dish Network
Dish Network
Dish Network Corporation is the second largest pay TV provider in the United States, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to 14.337 million commercial and residential customers in the United States. Dish...

 customers as part of All American Direct's distant network package.

Digital programming

WCBS-DT broadcasts on digital channel 33.>
Channel Video Aspect
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio of a shape is the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension. It may be applied to two characteristic dimensions of a three-dimensional shape, such as the ratio of the longest and shortest axis, or for symmetrical objects that are described by just two measurements,...

Name Programming
2.1 1080i
1080i
1080i is the shorthand name for a high-definition television mode. The i means interlaced video; 1080i differs from 1080p, in which the p stands for progressive scan. The term 1080i assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a frame size of 1920×1080 pixels...

 
16:9
16:9
16:9 is an aspect ratio with a width of 16 units and height of 9. Since 2009, it has become the most common aspect ratio for sold televisions and computer monitors and is also the international standard format of HDTV, Full HD, non-HD digital television and analog widescreen television ...

 
WCBS-TV Main WCBS programming / CBS
2.2 1080i
1080i
1080i is the shorthand name for a high-definition television mode. The i means interlaced video; 1080i differs from 1080p, in which the p stands for progressive scan. The term 1080i assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a frame size of 1920×1080 pixels...

 
16:9
16:9
16:9 is an aspect ratio with a width of 16 units and height of 9. Since 2009, it has become the most common aspect ratio for sold televisions and computer monitors and is also the international standard format of HDTV, Full HD, non-HD digital television and analog widescreen television ...

 
CBSNY+ 24-hour News and Information


While WCBS-TV does not currently provide any additional digital subchannel
Digital subchannel
In broadcasting, digital subchannels are a means to transmit more than one independent program at the same time from the same digital radio or digital television station on the same radio frequency channel. This is done by using data compression techniques to reduce the size of each individual...

s, it plans to launch a 24-hour news channel, branded as CBS New York Plus, by the end of 2011; programming will draw upon the resources of WCBS-TV, WCBS radio
WCBS (AM)
WCBS , often referred to as "WCBS Newsradio 880" , is a radio station in New York City. Owned by CBS Radio, the station broadcasts on a clear channel and is the flagship station of the CBS Radio Network...

 (880 AM), WINS
WINS (AM)
WINS , known on-air as "Ten-Ten Wins", is a radio station in New York City, owned by CBS Radio. WINS's studios are in the combined CBS Radio facility at 345 Hudson Street in the TriBeCa section of Manhattan, and transmitting towers in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.WINS is one of the nation's oldest...

 (1010 AM), and WFAN
WFAN
WFAN , also known as "Sports Radio 66" or "The FAN", is a radio station in New York City. The station broadcasts on a clear channel and is owned by CBS Radio...

 (660 AM). Similar channels will eventually be rolled out to CBS' other owned-and-operated
Owned-and-operated station
In the broadcasting industry , an owned-and-operated station usually refers to a television station or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated...

 stations.

Analog-to-digital conversion

On June 12, 2009 at 3 p.m., WCBS-TV discontinued regular analog programming on channel 2. The station moved its digital broadcasts to channel 33, due to its pre-transition digital channel 56 being out of the core digital channel allotment, using PSIP
Program and System Information Protocol
The Program and System Information Protocol is the protocol used in the ATSC digital television system for carrying metadata about each channel in the broadcast MPEG transport stream of a TV station and for publishing information about television programs so that viewers can select what to watch...

 to display WCBS-TV's virtual channel
Virtual channel
In telecommunications, a logical channel number , also known as virtual channel, is a channel designation which differs from that of the actual radio channel on which the signal travels....

 as 2.

WCBS-TV was one of two stations in New York City that participated in the "Analog Nightlight
Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act
The Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act, or SAFER Act, is a U.S. law to require the Federal Communications Commission to allow the continuation of full-power analog TV transmissions in 2009 for 30 more days, for the purpose of broadcasting public service announcements regarding the...

" program, and did so until the early morning hours of July 13, 2009, possibly making it the last full power NTSC broadcast television station in the United States to discontinue analog transmissions.

WCBS-TV currently has a construction permit for a digital fill-in translator on channel 22 in Plainview, New York
Plainview, New York
Plainview is a hamlet located on Long Island in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA. The population of the CDP as of 2010 was 26,217. The Plainview post office has the ZIP code 11803....

. This translator will serve portions of eastern and central Long Island where WCBS-TV's signal is affected by the presence of WFSB
WFSB
'WFSB, channel 3, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, owned by the Meredith Corporation. WFSB's studios and offices are located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and its broadcast transmitter is based on Talcott Mountain in Avon, Connecticut. Syndicated...

, a CBS affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960, it is the second most populous city on New England's largest river, the Connecticut River. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making...

 which also broadcasts on channel 33.

History

Early years

WCBS-TV's history dates back to CBS' opening of experimental station W2XAB on July 31, 1931, using the mechanical television
Mechanical television
Mechanical television was a broadcast television system that used mechanical or electromechanical devices to capture and display video images. However, the images themselves were usually transmitted electronically and via radio waves...

 system that had been more-or-less perfected in the late 1920s. Its initial broadcast featured New York Mayor Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker
James John Walker, often known as Jimmy Walker and colloquially as Beau James , was the mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932...

, Kate Smith
Kate Smith
Kathryn Elizabeth "Kate" Smith was an American Popular singer, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". Smith had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s.Smith was born in Greenville, Virginia...

, and George Gershwin
George Gershwin
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known...

. The station boasted the first regular seven-day broadcasting schedule in American television, broadcasting 28 hours a week. On November 8, 1932, W2XAB broadcast the first television coverage of presidential election returns. The station suspended operations on February 20, 1933 as monochrome television transmission standards were in flux, and in the process of changing from a mechanical to an all-electronic system. It returned on September 3, 1940 with the first color broadcast in the United States.

On June 24, 1941 W2XAB received a commercial construction permit and program authorization as WCBW. It went on the air at 2:30 pm on July 1, an hour after rival WNBT (formerly W2XBS and now WNBC-TV), making it the second authorized fully commercial television station in the United States, although the FCC issued permits to CBS and NBC at the same time and intended WNBT and WCBW to sign on simultaneously on July 1 so no one station could claim to be "first". WCBW's initial broadcast was the first local newscast aired on a commercial station in the country. Its assigned frequency was 60-66 MHz, now known as Channel 3 but then referred to as Channel 2 in the old 1940-46 alignment of the VHF band. Program schedules were irregular through the summer and early fall of 1941. Regular daily operations began on October 29 and WCBW received a full license to cover its construction permit and commercial program authorization on March 10, 1942. After the war, the FCC re-allocated the television and FM bands. WCBW closed down its operation on the old Channel 2 at the end of February 1946 (the 60-66 mHz band had been re-allocated to WPTZ in Philadelphia) in order to move to a new channel 2 at 54-60 MHz. It quickly began operation on the new frequency, where it remained from the spring of 1946 until the end of analog full power television service in the late spring of 2009.

The call letters were changed to WCBS-TV on November 1, 1946 after the FCC allowed TV stations owned by radio stations in the same city to use the same call letters as the radio station with the suffix -TV. This allowed the station to reflect its corporate ownership by CBS. It is the only station in the CBS television station group to have been built from the ground up by the network.

On August 11, 1951
1951 in baseball
-Headline Event of the Year:Baseball's Shot Heard 'Round the World gives the New York Giants the National League Pennant in the third game of a best-of-three-games tiebreaker series over the Brooklyn Dodgers.-Major League Baseball:...

, WCBS broadcast the first baseball game on color television. This was the Brooklyn Dodgers
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers season
The Brooklyn Dodgers led the National League for much of the season, holding a 13 game lead as late as August. However, a late season swoon and a hot streak by the New York Giants led to a classic three-game playoff series...

 vs. Boston Braves
1951 Boston Braves season
- Offseason :* Prior to 1951 season: Georges Maranda was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.- Roster :- Starters by position :Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in- Other batters :Note: G = Games...

 from Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field
Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, USA, on a city block which is now considered to be part of the Crown Heights neighborhood. It was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League. It was also a venue for professional football...

. The Braves beat the Dodgers 8–1. As were all color programs at the time, it was transmitted via a field-sequential color system
Field-sequential color system
A field-sequential color system is a color television system in which the primary color information is transmitted in successive images, and which relies on the human vision system to fuse the successive images into a color picture. One field-sequential system was developed by Dr. Peter Goldmark...

 developed by CBS. Signals transmitted this way could not be seen on existing black-and-white sets.

In May 1997, the station adopted the CBS 2 name along with sister stations KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

 in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Biobío, in the commune of the same name, in Region VIII , in the center-south of Chile. It is located between the Laja and Biobío rivers. The population is 123,445 inhabitants...

 and WBBM-TV
WBBM-TV
WBBM-TV, virtual channel 2 , is the CBS owned-and-operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. WBBM-TV's main studios and offices are located in The Loop section of Chicago, as part of the development at Block 37, and its transmitter is atop the Willis Tower.-History:WBBM-TV traces its history...

 in Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

, while retaining a unique and distinctive logo. The practice of CBS-owned stations placing the network identity ahead of their local identity would end up being known as the "Viacom Mandate" (later the "CBS Mandate").

During the September 11, 2001 attacks
September 11, 2001 attacks
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 channel 2 was the only major New York television station to stay on the air. Unlike its competitors, it had long maintained a full-powered backup transmitter at the Empire State Building after moving its main transmitter to the North Tower of the World Trade Center
World Trade Center
The original World Trade Center was a complex with seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The complex opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with five new...

 in 1975. The station was also simulcast
Simulcast
Simulcast, shorthand for "simultaneous broadcast", refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at the same time. For example, Absolute Radio is simulcast on both AM and on satellite radio, and the BBC's Prom concerts are often...

 nationally on Viacom
Viacom
Viacom Inc. , short for "Video & Audio Communications", is an American media conglomerate with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television...

 (which at the time owned CBS) cable network VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

 that day. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, WCBS-TV was briefly one of two full-coverage over-the-air television services operating in New York City (the other being WXTV), although the station lent transmission time to other stations who had lost their transmitters until they found suitable backup equipment and locations.

The backup transmitter had been put into operation once before, when the World Trade Center bombing of February 26, 1993 knocked most of the area's stations off the air for a week. It would once again become the main transmitter through the end of the analog era. From 2003-2005, promos for CBS 2 This Morning featured Avenue 2, with puppet-made news personalities based on Avenue Q
Avenue Q
Avenue Q is a musical in two acts, conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book was written by Jeff Whitty and the show was directed by Jason Moore and produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, and Jeffrey Seller...

.

Out Of Market Carriage and CATV

In New Jersey, WCBS is carried in all of Mercer County for Comcast, Cablevision and Verizon FioS subscribers. In Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley
The Lehigh Valley, known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ metropolitan area and referred to locally as The Valley and A-B-E, is a metropolitan region consisting of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania and...

 from Allentown to Easton carries WCBS. In Connecticut, it is carried in the New Haven area.

During the CATV era of the 1970s and 1980s, WCBS had coverage in much of southern New Jersey. This included Burlington, Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May counties. As WCBS was once carried in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, New Jersey
Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 Census, the population is 156,898. Its county seat is Bridgeton. Cumberland County is named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland....

, it also carried WMAR Channel 2 out of Baltimore as well.

News operation

Upon becoming WCBW in 1941, the station broadcast two daily news programs, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. weekdays, anchored by Richard Hubbell. Most of the newscasts featured Hubbell reading a script with only occasional cutaways to a map or still photograph. Shortly after the war began, WCBW (like virtually all television stations) sharply cut back its program schedule and the newscasts were canceled. After the war, a once-or-twice weekly news program returned to the WCBS-TV schedule, first anchored by Milo Boulton, and later by Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards was America's first network news television anchor, anchoring CBS's first nightly news broadcast from 1948–1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.-Early life and career:...

. Edwards' nightly news broadcast became The CBS Evening News with Douglas Edwards when CBS opened network TV operations early in 1948 and made Edwards' newscast its regular network news offering.

In the 1950s through the mid-1960s, WCBS-TV's local newscasts were anchored by CBS News correspondent Robert Trout
Robert Trout
Robert "Bob" Trout was an American broadcast news reporter, best known for his radio work before and during World War II...

. In 1965, Trout left for a new assignment in Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

 and was succeeded by Jim Jensen
Jim Jensen
Harold James Jensen, usually known as Jim Jensen was a longtime American anchor and reporter, most notably at CBS' flagship station, WCBS-TV in New York.-Background:...

. Jensen had only come to WCBS-TV a year earlier (he previously was at WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV
WBZ-TV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station, located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. WBZ-TV's studios and office facilities, shared with sister station WSBK-TV , are located in the Allston-Brighton section of Boston, and its transmitter is located in Needham,...

 Boston), but was already well-known for his coverage of Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy , also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F...

's 1964 campaign for the United States Senate
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

. His gravelly voice and demeanor were very similar to that of Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years . During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll...

, and he was reportedly the model for the character of Jim Dial (played by Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbrough is an American character actor known for playing the straight-faced anchorman Jim Dial on Murphy Brown. In 1990, his performance in the role earned him a nomination for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series".-Biography:Born in St. Paul, Minnesota,...

) on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional CBS television...

.

During the 1960s, WCBS-TV battled WNBC-TV (channel 4) for the top-rated news department in New York. After WABC-TV
WABC-TV
WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Disney-owned American Broadcasting Company located in New York City. The station's studios and offices are located on the Upper West Side section of Manhattan, adjacent to ABC's corporate headquarters, and its transmitter is atop the Empire State...

 (channel 7) introduced Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting used by local television stations in different markets across the United States. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video...

 in the late 1960s, WCBS-TV went back and forth in first place with Channel 7. This rivalry continued through the 1970s. For much of the early 1980s, New York's "Big Three" stations took turns in the top spot. During this time, three of the longest-tenured anchor teams in New York—Jensen and Rolland Smith
Rolland Smith
Rolland G. Smith is a former American television news reporter and anchor who is best known for his time in New York, where he was based for most of his long career. He served as an anchor for WNEW-TV WCBS and WWOR-TV in New York.-Broadcasting career:...

, WABC-TV's Roger Grimsby
Roger Grimsby
Roger Grimsby was an American journalist, television news anchor and actor. Grimsby is known as one of the pioneers of local television broadcast news.-Early life:...

 and Bill Beutel, and WNBC-TV's Chuck Scarborough
Chuck Scarborough
Charles Bishop "Chuck" Scarborough III is an American television journalist and author. Since 1974 Scarborough has been the lead male news anchor at WNBC-TV, the New York City-based flagship station of the NBC Television Network, and has also appeared on NBC News. He currently co-anchors with...

 and Sue Simmons
Sue Simmons
Susan "Sue" Simmons has been the lead female news anchor at WNBC television in New York City since 1980.-Background:Simmons grew up in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem; her father was John Simmons, a renowned jazz bassist whose compatriots included Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, John...

—went head-to-head with each other.

WCBS-TV had many well-known personalities during this era: anchors Dave Marash
Dave Marash
David Marash, known as Dave Marash is an American television journalist.Marash garnered considerable attention when he joined Al Jazeera English in January 2006 as the network's Washington, D.C. anchor, thus becoming the de facto American face of the new English language station. Two years later,...

, Carol Martin, Marilyn Salenger, Rolland Smith
Rolland Smith
Rolland G. Smith is a former American television news reporter and anchor who is best known for his time in New York, where he was based for most of his long career. He served as an anchor for WNEW-TV WCBS and WWOR-TV in New York.-Broadcasting career:...

, Michele Marsh
Michele Marsh
Michele Marsh is a former New York Television anchorwoman from Connecticut.Michele started as a reporter/anchor at WABI-TV, Channel 5 in Bangor, Maine after graduating from Northwestern University. She reported in the field and anchored the 11 p.m. Monday-Friday newscasts, and the 6 p.m. Saturday...

 and Vic Miles
Vic Miles
Victor Miles Levy, Jr. , known professionally as Vic Miles, was an American reporter and news anchor for WCBS-TV from 1971 until his retirement in 1995. Educated at City College of New York, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War...

; meteorologists Dr. Frank Field
Frank Field (meteorologist)
Franklyn Field , best known as Dr. Frank Field, is a television personality and meteorologist who was on TV in New York City for five decades, reporting not only on the weather but also on science and health topics. He was instrumental in publicizing the Heimlich Maneuver to aid food choking victims...

, John Coleman and Irv "Mr. G." Gikofsky; reporters Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira
Meredith Louise Vieira is an American journalist, television personality, and game show host. She is best known for her roles as the original moderator of the ABC talk program The View and co-host of the long-running NBC News morning news program, Today...

, Randall Pinkston
Randall Pinkston
Randall Pinkston has been a correspondent for CBS News since December, 1990. After a stint as a White House Correspondent in CBS's Washington Bureau, Pinkston became a general assignment reporter, contributing to CBS broadcasts, including CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS News Sunday Morning...

, Tony Guida
Tony Guida
Tony Guida is a New York-based local television and radio personality. He is currently a news anchor for WCBS Newsradio 880 and a business correspondent for CBS News....

, John Stossel
John Stossel
John F. Stossel is an American consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author and libertarian columnist. In October 2009 Stossel left his long time home on ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel, both owned and operated by News Corp...

, Chris Borgen and Arnold Diaz
Arnold Díaz
Arnold Diaz is a reporter and a consumer investigator. He investigates for WNYW in New York City for the Shame Shame Shame segments, which are similar to the Shame On You segments he did during his 20+ years at WCBS-TV....

 and sportscaster Warner Wolf
Warner Wolf
Warner William Wolf is an American television and radio sports broadcaster, perhaps best known as a local news sports anchor in Washington, D.C., New York City and his catchphrase "Let's go to the videotape!"....

. Vieira, Pinkston and Guida later moved to the CBS network, and Viera eventually moved to NBC where she co-hosted the early morning Today show.

In 1987, WABC-TV surged to first place. As the 1990s began, channel 2 found itself losing increasing ratings share to WNBC. One of management's more controversial responses was to take Jensen off the anchor desk in late 1994 and demote him to host of a Sunday morning public-affairs show, Sunday Edition. He also hosted a few episodes of the regular "Sports Update" show on Sunday nights at 11:30. At the time, Jensen had served as an anchor longer than anyone in New York television history (he has since been passed by WABC-TV's Beutel and WNBC's Scarborough). The move was roundly criticized by many in New York, especially since WCBS-TV had supported him after he went into drug rehabilitation
Drug rehabilitation
Drug rehabilitation is a term for the processes of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines...

 in 1988.

Another controversy involved an exchange between Jensen and co-anchor Bree Walker
Bree Walker
Bree Walker is a radio talk show host, actress, and disability-rights activist, who gained fame as the first on-air American television network news anchor with ectrodactyly. Walker worked as a news anchor and/or reporter in San Diego, New York City, and Los Angeles.Walker was born in Oakland,...

, whose fingers and toes are fused together (the condition is known as ectrodactyly
Ectrodactyly
Ectrodactyly, sometimes referred to as the “Lobster-Claw Syndrome” involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot and is also known as split hand/split foot malformation...

). After Walker did a report about her experience with the condition, Jensen asked Walker, on the air, if her parents would have aborted her had they known she would have been born with the condition. Although Walker kept her composure on air, she was obviously disturbed by the question, and soon left the station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-_UR93_9Ro). This incident took place shortly before Jensen's entry to drug rehabiliation. Station management came under more fire in 1995 when Jensen was forced to retire shortly after the Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Westinghouse Electric (1886)
Westinghouse Electric was an American manufacturing company. It was founded in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric Company and later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation by George Westinghouse. The company purchased CBS in 1995 and became CBS Corporation in 1997...

 announced it was buying CBS. By the end of 1995, Channel 2 had crashed into last place for the first time in its history while WNBC surged to a strong second place--a pecking order that would remain in place for more than a decade.

1996 "massacre"

On October 2, 1996, the station executed an unprecedented mass firing without any advance warning, citing the need to shake up its news operation. Seven people were fired: anchors John Johnson
John Johnson (reporter)
John Johnson is an American television news reporter. He had been a fixture in New York City television news for many years.In 1972, he began a long run at WABC. In the late 1980s, he served as a rotating anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast in the aftermath of Roger Grimsby's firing with Kaity Tong and...

, Michele Marsh and Tony Guida; sports anchor Bernie Smilovitz; and reporters Reggie Harris
Reggie Harris
Reginald Allen Harris is a former middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between and for the Oakland Athletics , Boston Red Sox , Philadelphia Phillies , Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers...

, Roseanne Colletti, and Magee Hickey
Magee Hickey
Magee Hickey is a reporter for WPIX in New York City.Hickey attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, an elite, all-girls school in Manhattan, before graduating from Brown University in 1977....

. The firings came after the 6 p.m. newscast. Johnson and Marsh had anchored the 5:00 newscasts and signed off at 6:00 saying, "We'll see you at 11," but never got a chance to say goodbye on the air.

"The massacre," as it has come to be known, was part of a move to boost ratings, although it came at a time when CBS was under pressure to boost revenues, having just merged with Westinghouse. It was also part of a major reconstruction of the newscast, culminating in the May 1997 rebranding to News 2.

WCBS-TV news (2000-present)

In 2000, Joel Cheatwood
Joel Cheatwood
Joel Cheatwood is an American television executive best known for creating modern news formats which combine flashy presentation to make news more attractive for younger audiences....

, creator of the 7 News format at WSVN
WSVN
WSVN, channel 7, is a television station located in Miami, Florida, USA. WSVN is owned by Sunbeam Television, and is an affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company. The station has its studio facilities located in North Bay Village and transmitter based in north Miami-Dade County.WSVN operates a Key...

 in Miami, came in as news director. At his suggestion, the news department rebranded itself from News 2 to the CBS 2 Information Network, using "content partners" such as U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

 and VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

. He also gave the newscasts more of a tabloid
Tabloid television
Tabloid television, also known as Teletabloid, is a form of tabloid journalism. Tabloid television newscasts usually incorporate flashy graphics and sensationalized stories.Often, there is a heavy emphasis on crime, stories with good video, and celebrity news...

 feel. While considerably watered down compared to Fox
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

 flagship WNYW
WNYW
WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

 and to Cheatwood's work at WSVN—and even compared to WSVN's sister station, WHDH-TV
WHDH-TV
WHDH, digital channel 42 , is an NBC-affiliated television station in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the largest NBC station not owned by the network. Owned by Sunbeam Television, WHDH is a sister station to CW affiliate WLVI...

 in Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

 -- it was much flashier than had previously been seen on New York's "Big Three" affiliates. It didn't work, and Cheatwood was gone by 2002 in favor of New York veteran news director Dianne Doctor. The station became simply CBS 2, and gradually phased out the tabloid elements. In its place, Doctor introduced a "news for the people" approach similar to that of her previous employer, WNBC.

After Doctor's arrival, WCBS placed a revived emphasis on hard news, while attempting to revive some elements of its glory days. For instance, in 2003 Arnold Diaz rejoined the station to revive "Shame on You," an Emmy-winning series of investigative segments. He had previously worked at the station from 1973 to 1995, leaving to serve a similar investigative role at ABC News
ABC News
ABC News is the news gathering and broadcasting division of American broadcast television network ABC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company...

. In December 2005, Diaz once again departed, this time leaving for WNYW
WNYW
WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

. Another segment was "Eat at Your Own Risk," which highlighted unsafe conditions at New York-area restaurants. Ironically, the cafeteria at the CBS Broadcast Center was cited for violations by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a department of the Government of New York City responsible for public health along with issuing birth certificates, dog licenses, and conducting restaurant inspection and enforcement...

. Violations included the presence of rats and roaches, as well as food temperature issues.

Despite this and other attempts at fixes, the ratings did not significantly improve under Doctor's watch. Doctor was criticized for airing "Shame on You" and "Eat at Your Own Risk" segments ahead of major stories. She also came under fire when channel 2 led its 11 p.m. newscast of May 24, 2005 with a story and exclusive video of actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its...

 slapping a CBS producer, while rivals WABC-TV and WNBC-TV led with an important vote in the U.S. House
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

 on stem cell research.

On May 27, 2004, Doctor fired popular sports anchor Warner Wolf
Warner Wolf
Warner William Wolf is an American television and radio sports broadcaster, perhaps best known as a local news sports anchor in Washington, D.C., New York City and his catchphrase "Let's go to the videotape!"....

, three months before his contract expired, without giving Wolf a chance to say goodbye on air. This incident was widely panned by several newspapers, including the New York Daily News
New York Daily News
The Daily News of New York City is the fourth most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 605,677, as of November 1, 2011....

, and the move alienated and angered many viewers. Wolf was replaced by the much younger Chris Wragge
Chris Wragge
Christian P. "Chris" Wragge is an American news anchor. He is the co-anchor for New York's WCBS-TV News at 6 p.m. weeknights alongside Dana Tyler. He was previously in the station's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m...

, who was brought in from NBC affiliate KPRC-TV
KPRC-TV
KPRC-TV is the NBC affiliated television station based in Houston, Texas, and serving the Greater Houston television market. It has studios located in the Sharpstown district on the Southwest portion of the city, and has a transmitter site in unincorporated Fort Bend County near Missouri City...

 in Houston.

On June 1, 2005 Jim Rosenfield rejoined the station to anchor the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts with Roz Abrams, who joined channel 2 the previous year after an 18-year run at WABC-TV. Rosenfield previously worked at the station from 1998 to 2000, before moving to WNBC (to anchor Live at Five
Live at Five
Live at Five is a name used by several television stations in some countries to refer to their 5:00pm newscasts or talk shows.* The name was coined by WNBC-TV in New York City in 1980 for a lifestyle and celebrity news show...

) after a contract dispute with channel 2. Rosenfield replaced Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos is an American Emmy Award-winning New York City television news anchor. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has worked for several television stations in New York City during his career.-Career:...

, who moved to WNYW in July.

On August 22, 2005, WCBS-TV launched its new Doppler weather radar
Weather radar
Weather radar, also called weather surveillance radar and Doppler weather radar, is a type of radar used to locate precipitation, calculate its motion, estimate its type . Modern weather radars are mostly pulse-Doppler radars, capable of detecting the motion of rain droplets in addition to the...

 named "Live Doppler 2 Million". It has one million watts of power, and is live, compared to other dopplers in the market which are delayed by about 15 minutes. "Live Doppler 2 Million" was the punch line of a joke on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC.The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003, following Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios...

 and also was ridiculed on the popular Opie and Anthony
Opie and Anthony
Opie and Anthony are the hosts of The Opie & Anthony Show, a talk radio program airing in the United States and Canada on XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. Since the merger of the two satellite companies, this is now called Sirius/XM...

 radio show. The station renamed the radar in 2006 to "Live Doppler". The station also uses the VIPIR radar processing software. Coincidentally, transportation reporter Arthur Chi'en was fired from the station three months earlier after mistakenly using expletives live on the air in response to someone from Opie and Anthony disrupting his live report as part of their "Assault on the Media" contest.

On April 14, 2006, Dianne Doctor left WCBS-TV. The station decided to move its news department in a new direction under new general manager Peter Dunn
Peter Dunn
Peter James Dunn AO is a former Commissioner for the ACT Emergency Services Authority responsible for the ACT Fire Brigade, ACT Ambulance Service, Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service. He was appointed to this position in 2003 by Chief Minister Jon Stanhope...

, who axed "Shame on You" and "Eat at Your Own Risk". Doctor reportedly did not agree with the new plans, and opted to leave. The station has since overhauled its graphics and anchor lineup, winning praise from media observers.

Like other CBS-owned stations, WCBS-TV offers a web only newscast called "CBS 2 at Your Desk", available weekdays at 9 a.m. Also, available are streamlined news casts of the noon, 5 and 6 p.m, and the 11 p.m. newscasts. There is also a "LoHud Report" edition of "At Your Desk", operated by WCBS-TV and LoHud.com, the website for The Journal News
The Journal News
The Journal News is a newspaper in New York serving the suburban New York City counties of Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam, a region known as the Lower Hudson Valley. It is owned by the Gannett Company, Inc. The Journal News was created through a merger of several daily community newspapers...

, a Gannett Company
Gannett Company
Gannett Company, Inc. is a publicly-traded media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States, near McLean. It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. Its assets include the national newspaper USA Today and the weekly USA Weekend...

-owned newspaper covering the lower Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley comprises the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, United States, from northern Westchester County northward to the cities of Albany and Troy.-History:...

. The Journal News has a partnership with the station where WCBS-TV uses their offices for their Westchester Bureau, and The Journal News gets a 30-second promotion during the 6:00 pm newscast for the next day's top story.

In early September 2006, WCBS-TV's weather department entered into a partnership with The Weather Channel, with meteorologists from the cable service often appearing on-air with existing WCBS-TV meteorologists. WCBS-TV also receives information from the Weather Channel in addition to using their radars and satellite imagery. The Weather Channel checked in with WCBS for New York's weather on its "Evening Edition" program with one of the WCBS meteorologist, and CBS 2 said before every forecast "Now time for your exclusive forecast from CBS 2 and the Weather Channel." On July 7, 2008, this partnership officially ended when it was announced that The Weather Channel had been sold to competitor NBC Universal
NBC Universal
NBCUniversal Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base...

.

On November 6, 2006, WCBS-TV made a personnel change on its noon and 5 p.m. newscasts. Former sports director and anchor Chris Wragge became co-anchor of both aforementioned programs, along with newly-hired Kristine Johnson
Kristine Johnson
Kristine Johnson is a Filipino American co-anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City, New York, on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Maurice DuBois....

. Wragge and Johnson replaced Roz Abrams and Mary Calvi
Mary Calvi
Mary Calvi is an American television journalist.-Early life and education:She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in broadcast journalism from the S. I...

 on those shows; Abrams' contract was allowed to lapse, and Calvi was reassigned to weekends as the sole evening anchor, and currently she anchors weekend evening solely and mornings with various co-anchors. More changes came in early 2007, as John Elliot was introduced as the new morning and noon meteorologist, replacing Audrey Puente
Audrey Puente
Audrey Puente is a meteorologist for WWOR-TV in New York City. She is the daughter of legendary Latin percussionist Tito Puente and the sister of musician Tito Puente, Jr.. Puente succeeded WWOR veteran meteorologist Storm Field in January 2007 as the station's main meteorologist...

, whose abrupt breach-of-contract demotion led to her being allowed to become the new chief meteorologist at WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV, virtual channel 9 , is the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV programming service, licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey and serving the Tri-State metropolitan area. WWOR is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network flagship...

 less than two weeks later.
WCBS-TV also hired Lonnie Quinn
Lonnie Quinn
Lonnie William Quinn was born on August 9, 1963, in Cheshire, Connecticut and is the chief weathercaster on WCBS-TV in New York City. Quinn also serves as weather anchor for weekday edition of The Early Show and weather anchor for The Saturday Early Show.-Career:Ten-time Emmy Award recipient,...

, previously a weatherman in Miami, as they phased out John Bolaris
John Bolaris
John Bolaris is the chief meteorologist for WTXF, the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia. He began working for the station in January 2008 after a five year stint as meteorologist at WCBS in New York, which was his second stint at the station....

 who had rejoined WCBS in 2002. On June 25, 2007, anchors Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson were promoted as the station's new 5 and 11 p.m. anchors, trading places with Dana Tyler and Jim Rosenfield on the noon program; Tyler and Rosenfield continued to co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast. Rosenfield left WCBS in May 2008, being replaced with recently hired weekend anchor Don Dahler
Don Dahler
Don Dahler is an American journalist and writer. Dahler is currently employed by WCBS-TV in New York, where he anchors the weekend evening newscasts.-Career:Dahler joined ABC News in September 1999 as a National Correspondent for Good Morning America...

.

In the February 2007 ratings period, WCBS-TV finished second behind WABC-TV from sign-on to sign-off — its best showing in 16 years, although most of its newscasts still finished in third place at that time. By the November 2007 sweeps period, Channel 2's local evening newscasts had overtaken WNBC for second place (mainly due to declining ratings at WNBC). It was Channel 2's best news performance in 12 years, but it still trailed WABC-TV by a fairly wide margin.

On April 11, 2007, WCBS-TV began broadcasting their newscasts in high-definition
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

, becoming the third New York City television station to do so.

In May 2008, WCBS still led WNBC by an even wider margin. However, its longtime number 1 noon newscast's ratings fell behind WABC, the only other station to offer a noon newscast in the New York area. This has been attributed to the anchor switch with Dana Tyler and Jim Rosenfield replacing Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson, specifically to the serious personalities of Tyler and Rosenfield (and now Dahler) compared to the relaxed personalities of Wragge and Johnson, which is more traditional for a lunchtime broadcast.

WCBS has been unable to regain the lead at noon since, although they are still second in New York in the evening broadcasts. WCBS elected to change the noon anchors again after approximately a year and put the noon broadcast in the hands of the morning news team; the then-current anchors were Maurice DuBois and Mary Calvi with John Elliott providing weather forecasts. DuBois has since switched to anchoring the weeknight 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts with Johnson (with Wragge being moved to The Early Show, he would later return to WCBS) while Calvi is now partnered with former weekend anchor Rob Morrison
Rob Morrison
Rob Morrison is an American television journalist.-Early life and education:He grew up in Holden, Massachusetts, with his parents, Robert and Donna, and his sister, Traci, who is six years his junior...

 weekday mornings and noon.

WCBS-TV cooperates with sister station KYW-TV
KYW-TV
KYW-TV, virtual channel 3, is an owned and operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. KYW-TV shares a studio facility with its sister station, CW flagship WPSG just north of Center City Philadelphia...

 in Philadelphia in the production and broadcast of statewide New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

 political debates. When the two stations broadcast a statewide office debate, such as for Governor
Governor
A governor is a governing official, usually the executive of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state...

 or United States Senate
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

, they will pool resources and have anchors or reporters from both stations participate in the debate. Additionally, the two stations cooperate in the gathering of news in New Jersey where their markets overlap; sharing reporters, live trucks and helicopters.

In the February 2011 Nielsen sweeps period, WCBS-TV's 11 p.m. newscast unseated WABC-TV's 11 p.m. newscast for first place in total households. WABC continues to lead in the key demographics at 11 p.m. and also continues to dominate other time slots.

On October 20, 2011, WCBS-TV debuted a new set on their noon newscast. The final day in their former set, which was used for 10 years, was on September 29 and moved into a temporary set after the final newscast. The final newscast used in the temporary set was the October 20, 2011 broadcast of "CBS 2 News: This Morning". The new set features a clean, modern new look includes a projection screen which changes the background for each newscast (morning, noon and night) behind the anchors with blurred glass panels on both sides and the weather center includes additional blurring panels, plenty of monitors, an L-shaped desk and dimensional letter along the top of the set.
In the October 2011 Nielsen sweeps period, WCBS-TV's 11 p.m continue its lead from WABC and continue to dominate in the morning newscasts and early-afternoon slots.

Newscast titles

  • News of the Night (1950s)
  • The Six O'Clock Report/The Eleven O'Clock Report (1960–1964)
  • Channel 2 News (1964–1996)
  • WCBS-TV News (alternate branding, 1967–1972)
  • Channel 2 News: Six O'Clock Report/Eleven O'Clock Report (Update) (1976–1982)
  • 2 News (1996–1997)
  • News 2 (1997–2001)
  • The News on the CBS 2 Information Network (2001-02)
  • CBS 2 News (2002–present)

News team

(as of November 2011)
Current anchors
  • Mary Calvi
    Mary Calvi
    Mary Calvi is an American television journalist.-Early life and education:She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in broadcast journalism from the S. I...

     – weekday mornings CBS2 News This Morning and noon
  • Rob Morrison
    Rob Morrison
    Rob Morrison is an American television journalist.-Early life and education:He grew up in Holden, Massachusetts, with his parents, Robert and Donna, and his sister, Traci, who is six years his junior...

     – weekday mornings CBS 2 News This Morning and noon
  • Kristine Johnson
    Kristine Johnson
    Kristine Johnson is a Filipino American co-anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City, New York, on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Maurice DuBois....

     – weeknights at 5 and 11 p.m.; weekday fill in
  • Maurice DuBois
    Maurice DuBois
    Maurice DuBois is an American television journalist.-Early life and education:He was born on Long Island, New York, the son of immigrants to the U.S...

     – weeknights at 5 and 11 p.m.; weekday fill in
  • Dana Tyler
    Dana Tyler
    Dana Tyler is a senior news anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. She currently anchors the 6 pm newscasts with Chris Wragge, and also hosts Eye on New York, a half-hour weekly community affairs program for WCBS, as well as annual local specials CBS 2 at Tony's, CBS 2 at the Met and...

     – weeknights at 6 p.m.; also host of "Eye on New York" and fill-in anchor
  • Chris Wragge
    Chris Wragge
    Christian P. "Chris" Wragge is an American news anchor. He is the co-anchor for New York's WCBS-TV News at 6 p.m. weeknights alongside Dana Tyler. He was previously in the station's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m...

     - weeknights at 6 p.m.; (also a co-host of CBS' The Early Show
    The Early Show
    The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City. The program airs live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday; most affiliates in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones air the show on tape-delay from 7 to 9 a.m. local time. ...

    )
  • Cindy Hsu
    Cindy Hsu
    Cindy Hsu is an Emmy award-winning Chinese American local television news reporter and anchor at WCBS-TV. She previously served as the morning & noon news anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City for almost ten years....

     – weekend mornings CBS2 News This Morning: Weekend Edition; also reporter and weekday fill-in anchor
  • Don Dahler
    Don Dahler
    Don Dahler is an American journalist and writer. Dahler is currently employed by WCBS-TV in New York, where he anchors the weekend evening newscasts.-Career:Dahler joined ABC News in September 1999 as a National Correspondent for Good Morning America...

     – weekend mornings CBS2 News This Morning: Weekend Edition and weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.; also reporter and weekday fill-in anchor


Weather team
  • Lonnie Quinn
    Lonnie Quinn
    Lonnie William Quinn was born on August 9, 1963, in Cheshire, Connecticut and is the chief weathercaster on WCBS-TV in New York City. Quinn also serves as weather anchor for weekday edition of The Early Show and weather anchor for The Saturday Early Show.-Career:Ten-time Emmy Award recipient,...

     – chief weathercaster; weeknights at 5, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.; also weathercaster for the Saturday Early Show
  • John Elliott – weather anchor; weekday mornings CBS2 News This Morning and noon
  • Elise Finch
    Elise Finch
    Elise Finch is an American news journalist and currently a weekend weather anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City. She was a weathercaster at NBC's national forecasting service 'NBC Weather Plus' from December 2004 to December 2006 and also worked for MSNBC. Before that she was at KAAL in Austin,...

     – weekend evenings; weekday fill in, weekday general assignment reporter
  • Vanessa Murdock – weekend mornings "'CBS2 News This Morning: Weekend Edition'"; weekday general assignment reporter

Sports team
  • Otis Livingston – sports director - weeknights at 6 and 11pm
  • Steve Overmyer – sports anchor - weekend evenings at 6 and 11pm; weekday fill in


Reporters
  • Tony Aiello
    Tony Aiello
    Tony Aiello is a television reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. He joined the station in October, 2002 after spending more than four years at WNBC New York. Aiello is assigned to cover news in the northern suburbs from the WCBS-TV bureau in White Plains, NY.Aiello came to New York in 1996 to...

     – Westchester County
    Westchester County, New York
    Westchester County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Westchester covers an area of and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, residing in 45 municipalities...

     reporter
  • Rhiannon Ally - entertainment reporter
  • Kathryn Brown – general assignment reporter
  • Joe Biermann – Chopper 2 HD reporter
  • Dave Carlin – general assignment reporter
  • Derricke Dennis – general assignment reporter
  • Jay Dow – New Jersey reporter
  • Dr. Max Gomez – medical reporter
  • Pablo Guzmán
    Pablo Guzmán
    Pablo Guzmán is an Emmy Award-winning reporter for WCBS-TV in New York. He joined CBS 2 News in 1995 and is currently a senior correspondent for the station. Before WCBS-TV, he was a reporter for Metromedia Channel 5 WNEW-TV from 1984–1992 and from 1992–1995, he was a reporter for WNBC-TV...

     – general assignment reporter
  • Reggie Harrison – Chopper 2 HD reporter
  • Sean Hennessey – general assignment reporter
  • Marcia Kramer
    Marcia Kramer
    Marcia Kramer is currently the chief political correspondent for WCBS-TV in New York City. Kramer has collected many awards for her electronic journalism at the station and at the New York Daily News newspaper. The awards include two George Foster Peabody awards, two Edward R...

     – chief political reporter
  • Katie McGee – weekday morning traffic
  • Jennifer McLogan
    Jennifer McLogan
    Jennifer A. McLogan, known professionally as Jennifer McLogan, is an American television news reporter.- Early life and education :A native of Flint, Michigan, McLogan earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and theater from the University of Michigan, where she lettered in basketball, and a...

     – Long Island
    Long Island
    Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

     reporter
  • Hazel Sanchez – general assignment reporter
  • John Slattery – general assignment reporter
  • Emily Smith – general assignment reporter
  • Jim Smith – Chopper 2 HD reporter
  • Christine Sloan – New Jersey reporter
  • Tony Tantillo – food and produce feature reporter
  • Kristin Thorne- general assignment reporter and fill in anchor
  • Lou Young – general assignment reporter

Notable alumni

  • Roz Abrams
  • Al Albert
  • Steve Albert
    Steve Albert
    Steve Albert is a sportscaster. He has served as a play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, New York Mets, and Cleveland Cavaliers...

  • Craig Allen (now at WCBS 880 )
  • Morry Alter
    Morry Alter
    Morry Alter is a freelance video reporter, having left WCBS New York in 2005. Originally joining WCBS in September 1983, he has won more than 20 Emmy awards and the Quill Award for professional achievement in the field of journalism.-History:...

  • Ernie Anastos
    Ernie Anastos
    Ernie Anastos is an American Emmy Award-winning New York City television news anchor. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has worked for several television stations in New York City during his career.-Career:...

     (now at WNYW
    WNYW
    WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

    )
  • Tiki Barber
    Tiki Barber
    Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah "Tiki" Barber is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia....

  • Steve Bartelstein
    Steve Bartelstein
    Steve Bartelstein is a former American television journalist.He was previously a news anchor in New York City, first at WABC-TV , a flagship station of the ABC television network, WCBS-TV , a flagship station of CBS and later in Chicago, Illinois at WBBM-TV , a television station owned and operated...

  • Pat Battle
    Pat Battle
    Patricia N. "Pat" Battle is an African American television journalist at NBC's network affiliate station, WNBC-TV, in New York City, New York....

     (now at WNBC
    WNBC
    WNBC, virtual channel 4 , is the flagship station of the NBC television network, located in New York City. WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan...

    )
  • Bruce Beck
    Bruce Beck
    Bruce Beck is the weekday Sports anchor at WNBC-TV. He is currently in his twelfth year with News 4 New York. He also files numerous sports reports for the station's various newscasts....

     (now at WNBC
    WNBC
    WNBC, virtual channel 4 , is the flagship station of the NBC television network, located in New York City. WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan...

    )
  • Len Berman
    Len Berman
    Len Berman is the former weekday evening sports anchor on WNBC-TV. Berman was with WNBC/NBC from 1982-2009. He was previously with WCBS-TV from 1979–1982, and before that at WBZ-TV in Boston from 1973–1978.-Early life:...

     (retired from WNBC
    WNBC
    WNBC, virtual channel 4 , is the flagship station of the NBC television network, located in New York City. WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan...

    )
  • John Bolaris
    John Bolaris
    John Bolaris is the chief meteorologist for WTXF, the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia. He began working for the station in January 2008 after a five year stint as meteorologist at WCBS in New York, which was his second stint at the station....

  • Jim Bouton
    Jim Bouton
    James Alan "Jim" Bouton is a former American Major League Baseball pitcher. He is also the author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, and Houston Astros.-Amateur and college...

  • Richard Brown
  • Maureen Bunyan
    Maureen Bunyan
    Maureen Bunyan is an Aruban-American Washington, D.C.-based television journalist. Currently she is the lead co-anchor at WJLA-TV.Bunyan is a founder and board member of IWMF , a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists...

      (now with WJLA-TV
    WJLA-TV
    WJLA-TV, channel 7, is the ABC affiliated television station in Washington, D.C.. It is the flagship station of the Allbritton Communications Company, which also operates local cable station NewsChannel 8. The two stations share broadcast facilities in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia...

     in Washington, DC)
  • Duke Castiglione
    Duke Castiglione
    Joseph "Duke" Castiglione Jr. is an American sports journalist working for WNYW Fox 5 in New York City. He is also the host of Sports Extra on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Before WNYW, he worked as a fill-in sports anchor and reporter at WHDH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston...

     (now at WNYW
    WNYW
    WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

    )
  • Ti-Hua Chang
    Ti-hua chang
    Ti-Hua Chang is an award-winning Chinese American broadcast journalist based in New York.He is currently a general assignment and investigative reporter for WNYW, the FOX affiliate in New York. Before joining WCBS in 2005, Chang worked as a general assignment/investigative TV reporter at WNBC-TV...

     (now at WNYW
    WNYW
    WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

    )
  • Julie Chen
    Julie Chen
    Julie Suzanne Chen is an American television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS. She has 16 years of newscasting experience. She is best known for co-anchoring CBS's The Early Show, alongside Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez. She has been the host of the U.S. version of Big Brother...

     (now with CBS Television)
  • Linda Church
    Linda Church
    Linda Church has been the morning weather anchor for the WPIX CW11, formerly WB11, Morning News since its debut in June 2000. She also leads the Wakeup Workout segment that airs on Monday mornings....

     (now at WPIX
    WPIX
    WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City built, signed on, and owned by the Tribune Company. WPIX also serves as the flagship station of The CW Television Network...

    )
  • Penny Crone
    Penny Crone
    Barbara Penny Crone is an American television reporter, personality and real estate broker.-Career:Crone began her journalism career as a federal court reporter for the Hearst Newspaper in Baltimore, before moving to WJZ-TV as a writer/producer. Her first on-air reports occurred circa 1973, while...

  • Chet Curtis
    Chet Curtis
    Chet Curtis is best known as the former husband and co-anchor of Natalie Jacobson, both Boston newscasters.Chet Curtis is a primetime anchor at NECN. He anchors The Chet Curtis Report and co-anchors New England Business Day. Before joining NECN in the spring of 2001, Curtis was an anchor and...

  • Vince DeMentri
    Vince DeMentri
    Vince DeMentri was most recently a reporter for WPIX in New York, NY.DeMentri graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. He also played football for the Temple Owls as a linebacker from 1983 to 1985. He began his career as a Sports Producer for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia...

  • Arnold Diaz
    Arnold Díaz
    Arnold Diaz is a reporter and a consumer investigator. He investigates for WNYW in New York City for the Shame Shame Shame segments, which are similar to the Shame On You segments he did during his 20+ years at WCBS-TV....

     (now at WNYW
    WNYW
    WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

    )
  • Diane Dimond
    Diane Dimond
    Diane Dimond is a television journalist, reporter and host. She is best known for her work as a correspondent on Hard Copy, Extra, and Entertainment Tonight.-Career:...

  • Tom Dunn
    Tom Dunn
    Tom Dunn was an anchor and reporter at several New York and Florida television stations.Dunn was born in Warwick, New York, and was a child actor at radio station WAAT in Newark, New Jersey. He started in television at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida in 1959 after leaving the army. He served as...

  • Douglas Edwards
    Douglas Edwards
    Douglas Edwards was America's first network news television anchor, anchoring CBS's first nightly news broadcast from 1948–1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.-Early life and career:...

  • Linda Ellerbee
    Linda Ellerbee
    Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, DC correspondent, host of the Nickelodeon network's Nick News, and reporter and co-anchor of NBC News Overnight, which was recognized by the jurors of the duPont Columbia Awards as...

  • Tamsen Fadal
    Tamsen Fadal
    Tamsen Fadal is a Lebanse American journalist, author and media personality who is currently the morning anchor on the WPIX Morning News in New York City. Previously, she hosted Totally Tamsen segments for WPIX in New York City. Fadal also appears regularly on the syndicated television show Better...

     (now at WPIX
    WPIX
    WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City built, signed on, and owned by the Tribune Company. WPIX also serves as the flagship station of The CW Television Network...

    )
  • Dr. Frank Field
    Frank Field (meteorologist)
    Franklyn Field , best known as Dr. Frank Field, is a television personality and meteorologist who was on TV in New York City for five decades, reporting not only on the weather but also on science and health topics. He was instrumental in publicizing the Heimlich Maneuver to aid food choking victims...

  • Ira Joe Fisher
    Ira Joe Fisher
    Ira Joe Fisher is an American meteorologist and poet. He was the weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show, a position he held from 1999 until 2006...

  • Jack Ford
    Jack Ford (news anchor)
    Jack Ford is an American television news personality specializing in legal commentary who has spent over two decades in front of the TV camera as host and presenter of numerous information and entertainment programs.-Early life:...

  • Emily Frances
    Emily Frances
    Emily Frances is a former entertainment anchor for PIX News at Ten, the weeknight news program seen on Tribune Broadcasting's CW Television Network Affiliate, WPIX Channel 11.-Early life:...

  • Shon Gables
    Shon Gables
    Shon Gables is the host of Black Enterprise Business Report.With more than 13 years in broadcast journalism, Shon Gables brings credibility and experience to her role as host of Black Enterprise Magazine’s new nationally syndicated program Black Enterprise Business Report...

  • Leeza Gibbons
    Leeza Gibbons
    Leeza Kim Gibbons is an American talk show host. Gibbons is the host of her own radio show, Hollywood Confidential, part of the United Stations radio syndication company.-Early life:...

  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is a Hall of Fame former American football player and American sportscaster.-Early life:Gifford was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Lola Mae and Weldon Gifford, an oil driller....

  • Megan Glaros
    Megan Glaros
    Megan Glaros is an American meteorologist and entertainment reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago. She grew up in Dyer, Indiana, which is located a few miles from Chicago, Illinois. She studied at Texas Christian University and then Indiana University, where she studied both atmospheric sciences and...

  • Leslie Goodman
    Leslie Goodman
    Leslie Goodman is the current Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Walt Disney Company. She is in charge of the company's community outreach, education programs, environmental affairs, volunteer efforts, philanthropy, as well as The Walt Disney Foundation.Before assuming her current...

  • Tony Guida
    Tony Guida
    Tony Guida is a New York-based local television and radio personality. He is currently a news anchor for WCBS Newsradio 880 and a business correspondent for CBS News....

     (now with WCBS 880
    WCBS (AM)
    WCBS , often referred to as "WCBS Newsradio 880" , is a radio station in New York City. Owned by CBS Radio, the station broadcasts on a clear channel and is the flagship station of the CBS Radio Network...

     (radio) and CBS News
    CBS News
    CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. The current chairman is Jeff Fager who is also the executive producer of 60 Minutes, while the current president of CBS News is David Rhodes. CBS News' flagship program is the CBS Evening News, hosted by the network's main...

    )
  • Brett Haber
    Brett Haber
    Brett Haber is an American sportscaster. He is currently a play-by-play commentator and host for Tennis Channel and several other national and regional sports outlets. Haber is also Editor-at-Large/Sports Editor for Washingtonian Magazine. In July of 2011 Haber announced his resignation as Sports...

  • Magee Hickey
    Magee Hickey
    Magee Hickey is a reporter for WPIX in New York City.Hickey attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, an elite, all-girls school in Manhattan, before graduating from Brown University in 1977....

     (now at WPIX
    WPIX
    WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City built, signed on, and owned by the Tribune Company. WPIX also serves as the flagship station of The CW Television Network...

    )
  • Carol Iovanna
    Carol Iovanna
    Carol Iovanna was a newscaster on Fox News from 1996 to 2006. She often did the headlines in the late night hours during the weekends. Before Fox, she worked at WCBS-TV and WABC-TV. Iovanna also anchored the news on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee....

  • Jim Jensen
    Jim Jensen
    Harold James Jensen, usually known as Jim Jensen was a longtime American anchor and reporter, most notably at CBS' flagship station, WCBS-TV in New York.-Background:...

     (deceased)
  • John Johnson
    John Johnson (reporter)
    John Johnson is an American television news reporter. He had been a fixture in New York City television news for many years.In 1972, he began a long run at WABC. In the late 1980s, he served as a rotating anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast in the aftermath of Roger Grimsby's firing with Kaity Tong and...

  • Sara Lee Kessler
    Sara Lee Kessler
    Sara Lee Kessler is the former anchor for New York City's Channel 9 nightly local broadcast news program in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She was formerly a health reporter for New Jersey Network's nightly half hour NJN News broadcast...

  • Andrew Kirtzman
    Andrew Kirtzman
    Andrew Kirtzman was a political reporter and anchor for six years at WCBS-TV in New York City until April 2008. He is the author of Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff about Bernard Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme....

  • Sukanya Krishnan
    Sukanya Krishnan
    Sukanya Krishnan is an Indian-born American news anchor for the 6-9 am segments of the PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York City, paired with John Muller...

     (now at WPIX
    WPIX
    WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City built, signed on, and owned by the Tribune Company. WPIX also serves as the flagship station of The CW Television Network...

    )
  • Reid Lamberty
    Reid Lamberty
    Reid Lamberty was former Co-Anchor at WNYW , in New York. He co-anchored Good Day Wake Up with Heather Nauert. Previously he was a weekend anchor for WNYW-TV....

  • Brett Larson
    Brett Larson
    Brett Larson is an Emmy Award winning reporter. His career has covered all aspects of broadcast: radio, television and internet. He used to be anchoring radio news at, 1010 WINS in New York, and can be heard on the Fox News Radio Network across the United States...

  • Pia Lindström
    Pia Lindström
    Friedel Pia Lindström in Stockholm, Sweden, is the first child of actress Ingrid Bergman and Dr. Petter Aron Lindström, a Swedish American Neurosurgeon....

  • Steve Levy
    Steve Levy
    Steve Levy is a journalist for ESPN.-Early life and career:Levy was a 1987 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. He also attended John F. Kennedy High School...

  • Lynda Lopez
    Lynda Lopez
    Lynda López is an Emmy Award-winning Puerto Rican American journalist and the youngest sister of actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.-Early years:...

  • Josh Mankiewicz
    Josh Mankiewicz
    Josh Mankiewicz is an American journalist who has been reporting for Dateline NBC since 1995. He has also reported for The Today Show and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams...

  • Dave Marash
    Dave Marash
    David Marash, known as Dave Marash is an American television journalist.Marash garnered considerable attention when he joined Al Jazeera English in January 2006 as the network's Washington, D.C. anchor, thus becoming the de facto American face of the new English language station. Two years later,...

  • Sal Marchiano
    Sal Marchiano
    Sal Marchiano is a sportscaster who worked in New York radio and television for forty years. In December 2008 he retired from his position as sports director and anchor for the WPIX Channel 11 News At Ten....

  • Michele Marsh
    Michele Marsh
    Michele Marsh is a former New York Television anchorwoman from Connecticut.Michele started as a reporter/anchor at WABI-TV, Channel 5 in Bangor, Maine after graduating from Northwestern University. She reported in the field and anchored the 11 p.m. Monday-Friday newscasts, and the 6 p.m. Saturday...

  • Jim McKay
    Jim McKay
    James Kenneth McManus , better known by his professional name of Jim McKay, was an American television sports journalist....

     (deceased)
  • Paul Moyer
    Paul Moyer
    Paul Moyer is a veteran television news broadcaster in Southern California. He co-anchored the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV's Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. Moyer has worked primarily in the two major television markets—New York and Los Angeles—in addition to briefly working...

  • Mary Murphy
    Mary Murphy (reporter)
    Mary Murphy is the weekend co-anchor of the PIX 11 News at Ten on WPIX-TV in New York City, and is a correspondent and substitute anchor for Kaity Tong on the station's weekday broadcasts....

  • Bill O'Reilly
    Bill O'Reilly (political commentator)
    William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, which is the most watched cable news television program on American television...

     (now with Fox News Channel
    Fox News Channel
    Fox News Channel , often called Fox News, is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

    )
  • Ralph Penza
    Ralph Penza
    Ralph Penza was a senior correspondent and substitute anchor for WNBC in New York City. He first joined WNBC in 1980, left the station in 1995 and rejoined it in October 1997...

     (deceased)
  • Michael Pomeranz
    Michael Pomeranz
    Michael Pomeranz is a TV news anchor on KARE-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pomeranz has anchored the 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts on KARE since January 2006.Prior to KARE, he anchored at WCBS-TV New York...

     (now at KARE
    KARE
    KARE, digital channel 11, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota and portions of western Wisconsin. It also operates KARE WX NOW, formerly known as NBC Weather Plus on its second digital subchannel...

    )
  • Dave Price
    Dave Price
    For the American publisher with the same name see Dave Price .Dave Price was a reporter and weatherman for CBS's The Early Show until he and Maggie Rodriguez were let go in an effort to boost last place ratings.Before his broadcasting career, Price spent eight years as a corporate human resources...

  • Audrey Puente
    Audrey Puente
    Audrey Puente is a meteorologist for WWOR-TV in New York City. She is the daughter of legendary Latin percussionist Tito Puente and the sister of musician Tito Puente, Jr.. Puente succeeded WWOR veteran meteorologist Storm Field in January 2007 as the station's main meteorologist...

     (now at WWOR
    WWOR-TV
    WWOR-TV, virtual channel 9 , is the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV programming service, licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey and serving the Tri-State metropolitan area. WWOR is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network flagship...

    )
  • Brigitte Quinn
    Brigitte Quinn
    Brigitte Quinn is a former American television news anchor. She hosted Fox News Live from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST on Fox News Channel. In July 2006, she asked to have her hours cut back for personal reasons....

  • John Roberts (now at WNYW
    WNYW
    WNYW, virtual channel 5 , is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...

    )
  • Carol Reed
    Carol Reed (weather broadcaster)
    Carol Reed , always introduced as "Carol Reed, the weather girl", presented the weather portion of the evening newscasts on WCBS-TV in New York City from 1952 to 1964...

     (deceased)
  • Ducis Rodgers
    Ducis Rodgers
    Ducis Rodgers is currently the sports anchor for ESPNews. Rodgers was the sports director, lead sports anchor, and sports reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City, the flagship station of CBS Television Network, before leaving the station on January 29, 2009, after the station slashed the sports...

  • Jim Rosenfield
    Jim Rosenfield
    Jim Rosenfield is an American local television news anchor. He most recently co-anchored the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts on WCBS-TV in New York City alongside Dana Tyler. At various times, he has appeared on the newscasts at noon, 5, 6, and 11 pm at WCBS-TV...

  • Jim Ryan
    Jim Ryan (reporter)
    -Biography:He was born in 1939 and graduated from Manhattan College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. He started his broadcast news career as a producer at WNBC in 1974, eventually becoming an anchor/reporter until he left for WNEW in 1985...

  • Joel Siegel
    Joel Siegel
    Joel Siegel was an American film critic for the ABC morning news show Good Morning America for over 25 years. Born to a Jewish family of Romanian descent, and raised in Los Angeles, California, he graduated cum laude from UCLA. His Romanian-born grandmother from Botoşani survived the Triangle...

     (deceased)
  • Dave Sims
    Dave Sims
    Dave Sims is an American sportscaster. He currently is the television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners, the radio play-by-play man for Sunday Night Football on Westwood One, and the host of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K on Sirius XM Satellite Radio...

  • Rolland Smith
    Rolland Smith
    Rolland G. Smith is a former American television news reporter and anchor who is best known for his time in New York, where he was based for most of his long career. He served as an anchor for WNEW-TV WCBS and WWOR-TV in New York.-Broadcasting career:...

  • Andrea Stassou
    Andrea Stassou
    Andrea Stassou is an American television journalist. She most recently served as anchor of the CBS News overnight broadcast Up to the Minute while regular anchor Meg Oliver was on maternity leave from April to July 2008....

  • John Stossel
    John Stossel
    John F. Stossel is an American consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author and libertarian columnist. In October 2009 Stossel left his long time home on ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel, both owned and operated by News Corp...

     (now with Fox News Channel
    Fox News Channel
    Fox News Channel , often called Fox News, is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

    )
  • Amy Stone
    Amy Stone
    Amy Stone is a former American television personality.Stone was born in Brunswick, Maine and raised in Michigan. She graduated from University of Michigan in 1989 with degrees in communications and film. Stone began her career as a producer at WDIV-TV in June 1989...

  • Kate Sullivan
    Kate Sullivan
    Kate Sullivan Kate Sullivan is co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago News at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Rob Johnson. Sullivan, who has won several awards - including an Emmy Award and the Associated Press First Place Award for Breaking News - joined CBS 2 Chicago in September 2010 after anchoring at WCBS-TV...

  • Mike Taibbi
    Mike Taibbi
    Mike Taibbi is an Emmy-award winning television journalist working at NBC. Taibbi is also a four-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award.-Biography:...

     (now with WNBC
    WNBC
    WNBC, virtual channel 4 , is the flagship station of the NBC television network, located in New York City. WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan...

    )
  • John Tesh
    John Tesh
    John Frank Tesh is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. His 10-year-old 'Intelligence for Your Life Radio Show' reaches 14.2 Million listeners/week, and is syndicated by Teshmedia on 400 stations in US, Canada, and the UK...

  • Robert Trout
    Robert Trout
    Robert "Bob" Trout was an American broadcast news reporter, best known for his radio work before and during World War II...

  • Jane Velez-Mitchell
    Jane Velez-Mitchell
    Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award winning television journalist and bestselling author. She currently has her own show on HLN, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell . She is often seen commenting on high-profile cases for CNN, TruTV, E! and other national cable TV shows...

  • Meredith Vieira
    Meredith Vieira
    Meredith Louise Vieira is an American journalist, television personality, and game show host. She is best known for her roles as the original moderator of the ABC talk program The View and co-host of the long-running NBC News morning news program, Today...

  • Bree Walker
    Bree Walker
    Bree Walker is a radio talk show host, actress, and disability-rights activist, who gained fame as the first on-air American television network news anchor with ectrodactyly. Walker worked as a news anchor and/or reporter in San Diego, New York City, and Los Angeles.Walker was born in Oakland,...

  • Robb Weller
    Robb Weller
    Robb Weller is an American game show host and television personality and producer .He hosted Entertainment Tonight from 1984 to 1989. He currently appears as the co-anchor of FOX 11 Sunday Morning News with Gina Silva at KTTV in Los Angeles...

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004...

  • Joe Witte
    Joe Witte
    Joe Witte is the morning and midday weathercaster for TBD TV, a local cable news network owned by Albritton Communication headquartered in Rosslyn, VA and serving the Washington, D.C area. He previously worked at Washington's ABC affiliate, WJLA, which is also owned by Albritton and headquartered...

  • Warner Wolf
    Warner Wolf
    Warner William Wolf is an American television and radio sports broadcaster, perhaps best known as a local news sports anchor in Washington, D.C., New York City and his catchphrase "Let's go to the videotape!"....

  • Bob Young
    Bob Young (news anchor)
    Robert H. "Bob" Young was a television news journalist for ABC News. He served as the anchor of The ABC Evening News from October 1967 to May 1968. Young's most noteworthy broadcast took place on April 4, 1968, when he anchored ABC's coverage of the assassination of Dr...



See also

  • WCBS (AM)
    WCBS (AM)
    WCBS , often referred to as "WCBS Newsradio 880" , is a radio station in New York City. Owned by CBS Radio, the station broadcasts on a clear channel and is the flagship station of the CBS Radio Network...

    , aka "WCBS Newsradio" (880 kHz.)
  • WCBS-FM
    WCBS-FM
    WCBS-FM is a CBS-owned radio station in New York City. The station's studios are in the combined CBS Radio facility at 345 Hudson Street in Manhattan, and its transmitter is located on the Empire State Building....

     (101.1 MHz.)
  • Early television stations

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