“A Really Good Time” For The Early Show

By Alissa Krinsky 

“It’s one of the things I love most about my job,” CBS’ Maggie Rodriguez tells TVNewser. The Early Show anchor was in Chicago this morning for a live concert by — who else? — Chicago. “I mean, who gets to be onstage with a band that they grew up with? I just felt like the luckiest girl in the world.”

And she’s also buoyant about The Early Show itself, which she describes as “more stable than it has been in a long time.” That, she says, is due to the “calming presence” of new Executive Producer Zev Shalev, who steps in after the tumultuous reign of former EP Shelley Ross. “He’s good for the show and good for the staff. People are very happy…It’s a really good time now.”

“We love taking our concert series on the road,” says Shalev. “It gives us a chance to touch our audience in all parts of the country and being able to bring Chicago along to their namesake city is a treat for the city and us.”

More photos after the jump…

The Early Show‘s Maggie Rodriguez interviews members of group Chicago, in Chicago, this morning.

The Early Show‘s ‘Early On the Road’ bus alongside the stage.

(Photos: Alissa Krinsky/TVNewser)