CBS News presenter, Harry Smith, is leaving the network.
Smith, who joined CBS News in 1986 as a Dallas-based reporter and was named a correspondent a year later, will join NBC’s new primetime news show presented by [[Brian Williams]].
CBS News president David Rhodes said in a letter to staff: “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.
“Until late last year Harry anchored the Early Show, where for years he took us through breaking news events from the war in Iraq to the tsunami in Sri Lanka to Columbine and Oklahoma City. Harry conducted news-making interviews with the biggest names in politics and entertainment. During the course of his career here, Harry sat down with six presidents, from Barack Obama back to Richard Nixon.
“In my own recent time at CBS News I enjoyed working with Harry as he reported from Egypt, Libya, Malta, and Japan. Frankly we may have enjoyed all those assignments more than he did—he’s seen a lot of airport departure lounges over his career and especially in the last four months.
“If you saw Harry’s piece closing the CBS Evening News the first Monday after the Japanese tsunami, you know what great work he is capable of.
“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.”
Last November, Smith was apart of a reshuffle at The Early Show.
He, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price made way for Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Marysol Castro and Jeff Glor.
BBC Look North presenter Colin Briggs has retired. He has been the face of BBC breakfast and lunch bulletins in the North East & Cumbria for decades. Colin started off in women’s magazines before settling into motoring journalism, PR and… Read more
Alex Scott will take part in the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing later this year. The former Arsenal football captain is a pundit for BBC and Sky Sports and a regular on BBC’s Match Of The Day. “I am… Read more
Mike Bushell, sports presenter for BBC Breakfast, is the sixth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. “I am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly Come Dancing,” said Mike. “I’ve heard so many… Read more