Some WCBS Staffers Back After Coronavirus-Related Studio Closure

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WCBS morning anchor Chris Wragge was back on the air Sunday morning. It is his and many staffers’ first day back following the closure of the CBS Broadcast Center last week due to three coronavirus diagnoses.

“So happy to be back with you in the CBS Broadcast Center, after a few days of deep cleaning as a precaution of the coronavirus outbreak,” Wragge said on air.

“Beginning NOW ⁦@CBSNewYork 6a-9a!,” the weekday morning anchor wrote.


As TVSpy previously reported, Wragge anchored the WCBS morning show solo on Thursday from an isolated studio. Wragge and the entire morning team stayed home Friday and the news was produced and anchored by KPIX, the CBS station in San Fransisco.

Viewers welcomed Wragge to the Sunday morning show on social media, thanking him for putting in the effort to give New Yorkers a sense of normalcy while dealing with the pandemic.

“Great breaking News that the CBS team is back. It’s the start of bringing back every day routine for so many of us. Be safe and we thank you all for getting us through these trying times,” said one viewer.

Wragge and John Elliott anchored the show from 6-9 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday anchor Kristine Johnson tweeted that she’d be back on the air for tonight’s newscasts.