Alex Denis returned from maternity leave this morning. But she didn't go back to being the traffic reporter.
When Denis went on leave in the winter, Jill Nicolini, who had been doing WLNY's "The Couch," took over her CBS 2 News This Morning traffic duties.
Now Denis appears twice a morning with a new segment called "Now Trending."
She joins Lisa Kerney in returning from maternity leave to a much reduced role. Kerney had been one of the three anchors of "The Couch" in addition to morning sports on CBS 2 but, after giving birth, was back to just sports. (Kerney left CBS 2 for ESPN a few months later.)
Denis herself replaced Katie McGee as morning traffic reporter in January 2012 while McGee was on vacation for over one week.