Jim Rosenfield is leaving CBS 2 News after Thursday, according to the Daily News. The paper says it is part of the recent budget cuts. So far, there is no official word as to who will replace him. Post your guesses here.
Rosenfield has been with CBS 2 since June 1, 2005 when he replaced Ernie Anastos as Roz Abrams' co-anchor at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. He had previously served as Sue Simmons' co-anchor on "Live at Five" until March 4, 2005. His hiring came as Dennis Swanson, who headed what was then known as the Viacom Television Stations Group, and news director Dianne Doctor were in the process of bringing many people, both on-air and off, with them from NBC 4. When every newscast lineup was shuffled on April 10, 2006, Rosenfield became anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Dana Tyler. Since June 25th, he and Tyler have anchored the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts.
His first stint at CBS 2 began in October 1998 when he joined to anchor the noon news with Cindy Hsu and at 6:00 with Lisa Cooley. On January 24, 2000, he and Lisa Hill moved to 5:00 as the station launched "News 2 at 4:00." He anchored his last newscast on April 11th of that year, leaving the station after being let out of his contract when he and new news director Joel Cheatwood were unable to reach a deal about a new assignment.