Lou Dobbs To Contribute To "The Early Show"

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Today brings news of another CNNer finding his way to CBS News. Lou Dobbs has been named "special contributor" to "The Early Show." He'll contribute weekly commentaries to the program starting April 10. Press release after the jump.


Lou Dobbs, an award-winning television broadcaster, has been named a special contributor to THE EARLY SHOW, it was announced by Steve Friedman, Vice President, Morning Broadcasts, CBS News. Dobbs will contribute weekly commentaries to the broadcast, the first of which will appear on April 10.

"What makes Lou stand out is that he's not afraid to tackle the hot topics," says Friedman. "THE EARLY SHOW will surely benefit from having the unique and passionate perspective that Lou will now bring to morning television."

Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight." He also anchors a nationally syndicated financial news radio report, "The Lou Dobbs Financial Report." Dobbs first joined CNN when it launched in 1980, serving as anchor of "Moneyline."

He has received nearly every major award for broadcast journalism, including the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash. In 1990, he was given the Luminary Award by the Business Journalism Review for his "visionary work, which changed the landscape of business journalism in the 1980s." In 1999, Dobbs received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans. In 2005, Dobbs was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy for business and financial reporting. He is the author of the best-selling books War on the Middle Class (Penguin, 2006) and Exporting America (Warner Books, 2004).

Dobbs serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, the Horatio Alger Association, the National Space Foundation and is a member of the Planetary Society, the Overseas Press Club, the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Dobbs was born in Childress, Texas. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1967 with a degree in economics.

Michael Bass is the senior executive producer of THE EARLY SHOW.