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Is Diann Burns Getting Pushed Out At CBS?

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 21, 2008 7:05PM

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The clock is ticking for Diann Burns, one of Chicago's top-paid news anchors. WBBM announced yesterday that starting April 21, six months before her $2 million contract is up, they're replacing Burns for the 5pm weekday news with California anchor Anne State. Burns will continue to coanchor the 6pm and 10pm newscasts with Rob Johnson, and State will report for the 10pm broadcast as well.

CBS 2 continues to lag far behind ABC 7's and NBC 5's ratings for local news. Burns has been at WBBM since 2003 and before that was the 10pm anchor for WLS. [CBS 2's press release, Trib, S-T]