Local CBS Anchors Continue to Step in to Help WCBS While Broadcast Center Remains Closed

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

As the CBS Broadcast Center remains closed, anchors from CBS-owned stations across the country are stepping in to give New Yorkers the news.

As TVSpy reported last night, KCBS anchors stepped up and anchored on WCBS at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

And this morning KPIX anchor Elizabeth Cook was up in the middle of the night anchoring the WCBS morning show, with the New York City skyline evident behind her from the San Francisco news set.


“Up bright and early to anchor @CBSNewYork morning show while the @CBSNews broadcast center is disinfected. Hi @ChrisWragge and @MaryCalviTV. I’m on my second cup of coffee!! See you soon #NEWYORK,” she said on Twitter.

Local reporters were out on the streets of New York and the tri-state during the show. Lonnie Quinn delivered weather from Westport, Conn., using the station’s mobile weather lab.

The Broadcast Center on Manhattan’s West Side is currently undergoing a deep cleaning. We hear it could be reopened by the weekend for CBS News and WCBS news programs. Inside Edition host Deborah Norville, whose program also originates from the Broadcast Center, hosted from her kitchen Thursday.