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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Roberts Turns Eye to CNN

Veteran CBS News White House correspondent John Roberts is leaving the network to join CNN.

The anchor has reportedly felt snubbed by getting little to no consideration to become the heir to the throne formerly occupied by Dan Rather.

Roberts, 49, made his last appearance for CBS News during Tuesday's coverage of the State of the Union address. He'll be a senior national correspondent and substitute anchor for the cable network, beginning February 20th.

Of course, you can't really blame the Eye peeps for shunning the bland Roberts for the big chair, especially when brighter stars like Katie Couric- and Bob Schieffer- are available.

1 other geekspeak:

  • While I remember Roberts from his days as "J.D. Roberts", VeeJay at Canada's MuchMusic, he has a right to feel snubbed that CBS News Boss Sean McManus has said that if they can't get Katie Couric they'll find someone else from outside. Katie Couric isn't half the journalist he is and I for one want a journalist doing the news, not a personality.

    By Blogger Brent McKee, at 1:33 PM  

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