Chris Wragge is going to be sharing his time with WCBS/Channel 2. The New Jersey native has been tapped to co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast with Dana Tyler starting September 6th.
Wragge spent six years with Channel 2, before leaving for CBS’ The Early Show at the beginning of the year.
He replaces Don Dahler who co-anchors at 6 p.m.
“We are in discussions with Don regarding his future with us,” A WCBS spokesman says. “He continues to be a valued member of our team.”
Prior to leaving for the network, Wragge was Channel 2’s most visible talent, co-anchoring the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Kristine Johnson.
Maurice DuBois has since been promoted to that role.
“We are very happy to welcome Chris back to CBS 2,” said Peter Dunn, WCBS, president and general manager. “It’s great that we have been able to work out an arrangement with our colleagues at CBS News that will allow Chris to resume working for both our station and the network in a way that benefits all of us. We look forward to having him continue to be a valuable and versatile member of our team.”
Wragge was initially hired by WCBS in 2004 as lead sports anchor in 2004, after longtime sportscaster Warner Wolf was abruptly fired.
“Chris is a talented broadcaster with a great work ethic,” WCBS news director David Friend says. “We are pleased that he will be reuniting with his friends and colleagues at CBS 2.”