Chris Wragge on His Return to WCBS: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Agreed To It If I Didn’t Want To Do It’

By Merrill Knox 

As we told you this morning, CBS anchor Chris Wragge is headed back to local television after just a short hiatus from WCBS. Our sister site, TVNewser, talked to “The Early Show” anchor about national news, local news and his ability to straddle the line between the two:

TVNewser: How do you feel about this?

Wragge: Oh my God. Amazing. The added workload is going to be great. (laughs) Look I wouldn’t have agreed to it if I didn’t want to do it. These guys (at “The Early Show”) are my family now, but I also had a great family in local, with (WCBS execs) Peter Dunn and David Friend. The opportunity presented itself. I’m doing the 6 so it’s a little bit easier than before when I was doing the 5 and staying to do the 11.


TVNewser: How did it come about and when?

Wragge: Within the last couple of weeks. We opened the door. It was presented as a matter of the network guys allowing me to do it and allowing me to fit it in. If I do well over there it will help the “Evening News.” (WCBS at 6pm is the lead-in for the Scott Pelley national broadcast) It’s not like I’m going to another network. They left the ball in my court and said, ‘If you can do it, okay.’

Read the full interview over at TVNewser.