Anthony Mason’s sudden departure from CBS Morning News came as a shock to many. Here’s what we know about what happened and why he left.
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It was announced today that Anthony Mason will be leaving CBS Morning News, effective immediately. Mason has been a mainstay of the CBS morning program for the past six years, and his departure comes as a surprise to many.
Mason was an integral part of the CBS Morning News team, and his absence will be felt by viewers and colleagues alike. In a statement, CBS News president David Rhodes said, “We are grateful for everything Anthony has done for CBS News over the years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Mason’s replacement has not yet been announced, but it is safe to say that he will be missed by everyone at CBS Morning News.
CBS’s statement on Anthony Mason’s departure
CBS News has released a statement on Anthony Mason’s departure from CBS This Morning.
“Anthony Mason will be leaving CBS This Morning to focus on his health. We are grateful for his contributions to the show over the past year and we wish him all the best.”
The reasons behind Anthony Mason’s departure
Anthony Mason’s sudden departure from CBS Morning News has left many viewers wondering what happened. Though no official statement has been made, there are some possible explanations for his departure.
One possibility is that Mason was simply ready to move on. He had been with CBS Morning News for six years, and it is not uncommon for anchors to move to different networks or shows after a few years. It is also possible that CBS decided to make a change in order to attract younger viewers. Though Mason was popular with viewers, he was 60 years old, and it is possible that CBS felt that a younger anchor would be more relatable to the show’s target demographic.
Whatever the reason for Mason’s departure, it is sure to have come as a surprise to viewers who have grown accustomed to seeing him on their screens every morning. His replacement, Jeff Glor, has big shoes to fill, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to win over CBS Morning News viewers.
The future of CBS Morning News
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden departure of Anthony Mason from CBS Morning News. Anthony has been a valuable member of our team and an integral part of our morning show for the past six years. His contributions will be sorely missed.
We do not yet know what the future holds for CBS Morning News, but we remain committed to bringing you the best in morning news and information. Thank you for your continued support.