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Veteran Newsman Leaving CBS After 25 Years

Jul 8, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After 25 years with CBS News, one of the most familiar faces in TV news has decided to leave the network, reports TVNewser. In his tenure with the network, Harry Smith has been the anchor of "The Early Show" and a major contributor to the CBS News division.

TVNewser reports that Smith is expected to join the new Brian Williams prime-time magazine show at NBC. Rome Hartman, a veteran CBS producer, is putting the program together for Williams.

David Rhodes, CBS News president, sent a note to the staff, saying, "Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News for a generation — he joined us in Dallas in 1986 — but today he’s decided to move on. … Jeff Fager and I want to thank Harry for his extraordinary contribution to CBS over 25 years. If you see Harry around the newsroom in New York today, or otherwise are able to reach out, please join us in wishing him well.”

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