Wragge Joins <i>Saturday Early Show</i>

Chris Wragge, Co-Anchor, Saturday Early Show
Chris Wragge has been named co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports on Feb. 20, 2008. The appointment is effective immediately.

"Chris has done a great job filling in on Saturdays on The Early Show," said McManus. "He's a highly skilled broadcaster and we're pleased to officially welcome him to CBS News."

"Chris is a truly one of the most versatile people in this business," said Shelley Ross, senior executive producer of The Early Show. "He's an experienced reporter and anchor who has already become a valued member of our team."

Wragge will continue to serve as co-anchor of CBS 2 News at 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. weekdays with Kristine Johnson. In that role, he has covered many important stories, including President Gerald R. Ford's funeral and George W. Bush's 2008 State of the Union address.

"We are very excited for Chris to have this great opportunity." said Peter Dunn, President and General Manager, WCBS-TV. "We're looking forward to watching him six days a week in the New York market."

Wragge joined WCBS-TV in 2004 as the 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 11:00 PM weekday sports anchor and sports director. He hosted the NFL pre-game show "Sunday Blitz," as well as "Sports Sunday," which earned two New York State Broadcasters Association Awards and three Emmy Award nominations. Wragge's duties also extended to CBS Sports, where he was one of the hosts of the "AT&T Sportsdesk."

Prior to joining CBS, Wragge served as the sports director for KPRC-TV Houston, the NBC affiliate, and as a reporter for NBC Sports (2000-04). At the network, he was a sideline reporter for its coverage of the NBA, a studio host of "Sun America Sportsdesk" and, most notably, a reporter for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, where he joined hosts Katie Couric, Bob Costas and Jim McKay on the Opening Ceremony broadcast. Wragge also covered Notre Dame football, the WNBA, the Professional Bull Riders and the American Century Celebrity Golf Tour for NBC Sports. He covered the PGA Tour and was the on-site reporter for USA Network's "PGA Tour Sunday" (2002-06).

Wragge served as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight," where he covered the red carpets of the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards and major movie premieres (1996-2000). He traveled the country as a host and reporter for The Travel Channel, HGTV and the DIY Network (2000-04). Wragge was the weekend sports anchor at WVIT-TV Hartford, Conn. (1994-96). He began his career as a morning sports anchor at WMUR-TV Manchester, N.H. (1992-94).

Wragge was born in Hackensack, N.J. He attended college on a football scholarship and was graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1992 with a degree in English. He resides in Manhattan.