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More changes at The Early Show

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 8th 2006 11:32AM

Russ MitchellOn the heels of news that Rene Syler will be leaving CBS' The Early Show on December 22 (it has since been reported that Syler will also undergo surgery in January) comes news that Russ Mitchell will be joining the show as the newsanchor. The show hasn't had a real newsanchor for a while now. The news duties are usually split between the hosts (Harry Smith, Syler, Hannah Storm, and Julie Chen). Mitchell will continue as anchor of The CBS Evening News on Sundays.

Looks like they're really starting to change things up at the show. It's my guess that in January or February we'll see a major overhaul to the show, meaning new hosts and a tweaked format. Rumors continue to swirl that everyone from Anderson Cooper to Campbell Brown might be the new hosts.

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I didn't realize that Rene Syler had been fired. There were rumours that she was going to be on The View. Doesn't sound like it based on the Philly Inquirer.

I wish her well with the big surgery comming up.

FWIW, I like Russ Mitchell.

December 08 2006 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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