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CBS News Anchor Leaves Network

Dec 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A familiar on-air personality at CBS News is leaving the network, TVNewser.com reports. "CBS Evening News" weekend anchor Russ Mitchell is retiring to local news, the story reports.

Mitchell will join NBC affiliate WKYC-TV in Cleveland, where he will serve as managing editor of evening news and lead anchor for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, the story says.

His departure comes as CBS is preparing "CBS This Morning." Mitchell has also served as co-anchor of the Saturday edition of "The Early Show" for the past year, the article notes.

2 Comments

  1. Retiring to local news?
    Signed,
    A person working hard in local news.

  2. He’s retiring? I noticed it’s that he’s not going to local news, within CBS’ lines of stations. And why Channel 3 in Cleveland? It’s not like he’s from Cleveland or has roots there. How about his wife Karina? Maybe she has roots there?
    I’ve also notice there’s allot of TV dealing with Cleveland, as it going down Euclid Ave is something special. Well after working for WQAL, which was on Euclid… it’s not that special. But I’m noticing several TV shows show Cleveland as a setting:
    Hot In Cleveland
    Drew Carey Show
    Hope and Faith (nearby Cleveland, but a destination of the characters)
    Maybe it’s just me… Cleveland seems to be a hot city for TV scripts lately. Could this be a factor in Mr. Mitchell moving there?
    It’s not that special of a city… So I wonder why Cleveland, Ohio?

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