Rob Morrison Gets Weekday Morning Anchor Slot at WCBS

Rob Morrison has been upgraded from weekend to weekday morning anchor at WCBS-TV.

FishbowlNY has obtained an internal memo sent by GM/President Peter Dunn to staffers this morning congratulating Morrison on his new appointment.

Morrison takes over for Maurice DuBois who assumes the station’s evening anchor duties.

“Thankfully, Rob has both the experience and familiarity with morning news viewers that make him a natural successor,” Dunn writes in the memo.

The memo, though, made no reference to Morrison’s morning co-anchor. Mary Calvi has been doing a more than capable job since Kate Sullivan left for Chicago earlier in the year.

Morrison will now be seen Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. (along with additional updates during The Early Show), and on the noon newscast.

DuBois and Morrison start their new roles on January 3.

The changes began at WCBS after Chris Wragge was named weekday co-host of The Early Show.

Prior to joining WCBS, Morrison was the 10-year co-anchor of WNBC’s Today in New York.

No word on Morrison’s weekend replacement.