Jericka Duncan, Adriana Diaz Named Anchors of the CBS WEEKEND NEWS
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CBS News has named national correspondent Jericka Duncan and national correspondent Adriana Diaz anchors of the CBS WEEKEND NEWS. NABJ congratulates our members on this achievement.
CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky made the announcement this week. According to CBS’s communications arm, “Diaz will anchor the Saturday broadcast from Chicago, and Duncan will anchor on Sundays from New York. Duncan will anchor the CBS WEEKEND NEWS this Sunday, Dec. 6. Diaz will first anchor on Saturday, Dec. 12 from CBS News’ Bureau in Chicago located at the CBS owned-and-operated station WBBM-TV. Both anchors will assume their permanent timeslots in January.”
The announcement offered the following notes of applause.
“Jericka Duncan and Adriana Diaz are outstanding journalists with extensive reporting experience,” said Zirinsky. “Adriana’s reporting has spanned China, North Korea and Latin America to today’s coverage of COVID-19’s devastating impact on the nation. Jericka has distinguished herself in reporting the toughest, highest-profile stories that have hit the courts and gripped the country including the trials of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and Breonna Taylor.”
“In this 24/7 news cycle, we are thrilled to have such strong journalists leading the CBS WEEKEND NEWS,” said Kim Godwin, executive vice president of News for CBS News. “Duncan and Diaz will continue to enhance CBS News’ coverage of the most important stories of our time.”