Saturday, January 6, 2007

CBS 2 Looks For Lead Sports Anchor at ESPN

When Chris Wragge moved from lead sports anchor to co-anchor of CBS 2's noon and 5 p.m. newscasts, it left a hole in the station's sports staff. Ducis Rodgers, Sam Ryan and Kevin Connors have all been called upon to help fill the gap.

Yesterday's New York Post reports that ESPN2's Jay Crawford, co-host of the channel's "Cold Pizza" morning program, is in the lead for the job at CBS 2. The paper says that Crawford wants to stay in New York, where "Cold Pizza" is currently broadcast from, but that it might soon be relocated to ESPN's Bristol, CT headquarters. He has been with ESPN since August 2003.

The Post also says that "SportsCenter" anchor Matt Winer was interviewed for the job but has since re-signed with ESPN.

It wouldn't be the first time that CBS 2 has snatched talent from ESPN. Sam Ryan joined CBS 2 in June after being a reporter for various ESPN broadcasts. She now also appears on CBS Sports' "The NFL Today."

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