CBS Will Replace 'Early Show' Weekday Hosts in JanuaryCBS (CBS) will replace its weekday hosts for The Early Show with the program's weekend anchors as the network moves to better compete with ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's The Today Show.

Hosts Erica Hill and Chris Wragge (pictured) will be co-anchors of the weekday version, while Jeff Glor will be news anchor and Marysol Castro will be the weather anchor, the network said in a statement Tuesday. They will replace Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price. Smith will move into the role of Katie Couric's backup anchor for The Evening News With Katie Couric, while the network is "discussing prominent and ongoing roles" for the other two displaced hosts.

Hill, a former news anchor for CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, has co-anchored The Early Show's Saturday edition with Wragge for two years. Wragge also has served as co-anchor for the evening news broadcasts on CBS's New York station since 2006.

The changes take effect Jan. 3.


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pat538

I won't be watching this show anymore.

dave price and harry smith should have stayed.
they are the only reason I watched the show.
I hope dave and harry will be on a different channel.
I will be sure to watch them..

however, maggie was getting irritating with all the baby talk
and baby stories.

the new crew is boring.

January 20 2011 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sarah

No more Dave Price and his antics and Harry Smith's understated humor? Personally, I think it's a lousy move and a nod to the younger generation. Guess they're afraid anyone over 40 will forget their lines! The Today show Show looks better to me every day!

December 16 2010 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patty

I think Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price are the most genuine people on morning TV. I will miss them all, and doubt I will watch the Morning Show so faithfully in the future. Thanks alot Les!

December 15 2010 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
siepat

I for will not be watching the early show any more, the three people you are replacing are everyone's favorite. Sierra

December 12 2010 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ivyprincess247

Will miss you Harry

December 02 2010 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vcrozas

CBS and for that matter other TV channels hadn't got a clue. They replace the anchors when the problem is bad writers and producers...they are not producing what the public wants to see or hear....duh most anchors due well if they have good production and writers

November 30 2010 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J O S E

Thank goodness , Harry Smith is gone. Bad interviewer. Tries to control everything the guest says, as if, "he already knew that!" Pompous azz!

November 30 2010 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply