Chris Wragge was named co-anchor of CBS News' "The Early Show" in November 2010. He is part of a new morning team which debuted on Jan. 3, 2011.
Wragge joined CBS News as co-anchor of the Saturday edition of "The Early Show" in February 2008. He was also the substitute anchor for the weekday edition of the broadcast.
Wragge joined WCBS-TV in 2004 as the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. weekday Sports Anchor/Sports Director. He made the jump to the role of news anchor in November of 2006. Since then, Wragge has reported on the Heroic landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, the 2008 Presidential Election, and The Sex Scandal that Brought down Governor Elliot Spitzer, The East Side Crane Collapse, The Brooklyn Tornado, The Papal Visit, and the current collapse of the nation's economy.
Wragge embodies the word "workaholilc." Chris has worked 6 days a week since the year 2000. It seems to be paying off, a 10 time Emmy Award Winner and reigning 2 time Emmy Winner in the Best News Anchor category. Wragge also won a 2010 DuPont Award as a part of the CBS News' "Children of the Recession" series. Wragge's report was one of the pieces submitted in the category.
Prior to arriving at CBS, Wragge came from NBC Sports and the NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas. Wragge spent four years roaming the sidelines for NBC Sports where he covered the NBA and NBA playoffs for two years working alongside play-by-play men Marv Albert, Tom Hammond and Mike Breen. Wragge also covered the WNBA for two seasons, hosting the WNBA finals in 2002. He also served as a host for NBC's Sun America Sportsdesk from 2002-2004.
Wragge is proud to rank his role in NBC's Olympic Coverage from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City as one of the highlights of his career to date. In Salt Lake City, he joined Katie Couric and Jim McKay on the Opening Ceremony broadcast, one of the highest-rated ceremonies in the history of the Olympics. While there, he interviewed such Olympic heroes as Picabo Street, Cammy Granato, and Apollo Ohno. Wragge also served as the Short Track Speed Skating reporter, and as a reporter for the Olympic Sports desk.
Wragge's extensive sports coverage for NBC also included sideline duties for Notre Dame football, the New Year's Day Gator Bowl, and the Professional Bull Rider's Association. In 2003 and 2004, Wragge joined NBC's golf coverage at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.
In December 2002, Wragge joined the USA Network as an on-site reporter for "PGA Tour Sunday," part of the USA Network's extensive professional golf coverage. 2006 was Wragge's 4th and final season with the show, an experience that allowed him to cover four Masters, four U.S. Open's, four PGA Championships, a Ryder Cup and over 75 other PGA Tour stops.
Wragge is no stranger to national television audiences after a career that has taken him to the red carpets of the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and major movie premieres as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight from 1996-2000. Wragge has also worked for The Travel Channel, DIY Network and HGTV.
Along the way, Wragge has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show 4 times, MTV's Rock and Jock Super Bowl Football Spectacular. He has emceed 2 Planet Hollywood Openings with Sylvester Stallone, appeared in Various Paramount TV shows while at Entertainment Tonight and was the target of a Candid Camera Stunt with Peter Funt.
In 2004, another personal goal was accomplished. The chance to come back home to New York and work for the station he grew up watching, WCBS. In his sports capacity at Ch. 2 Wragge helped developed and also hosted "Sunday Blitz presented by State Farm," an NFL pre-game show highlighting the upcoming Jets and Giants Kick-offs. He also hosted "Sports Sunday presented by Nissan," a Sunday Night highlight show. Wragge earned himself 2 NY State Broadcasters Association Awards for Sports Sunday and for his coverage of October Baseball in NY for the 2006 season. Wragge traveled with the New York Jets and Giants during the NFL Football Season, and during the NFL Pre-Season he joined CBS Sports' Ian Eagle and former Jets Linebacker Greg Buttle for CBS Sports' production of the Jets Pre-Season games. Wragge also served as the game's half-time host. When the NFL Season concluded, Wragge took his "shows on the road" to Yankees and Mets Spring Training for the month of February. Wragge's duties at CBS also extended to CBS Sports, where he was seen as one of the hosts of the AT&T CBS Sportsdesk.
Wragge also worked at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas, WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire.