Maurice DuBois

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Maurice DuBois

DuBois and wife, Andrea, at the Metropolitan Opera 2008 opening night.
Born(1965-08-20) August 20, 1965 (age 47)
Long Island, New York, United States
EducationNorthwestern University
OccupationJournalist
Spouse(s)Andrea DuBois
ChildrenOne son
 
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Maurice DuBois

DuBois and wife, Andrea, at the Metropolitan Opera 2008 opening night.
Born(1965-08-20) August 20, 1965 (age 47)
Long Island, New York, United States
EducationNorthwestern University
OccupationJournalist
Spouse(s)Andrea DuBois
ChildrenOne son

Maurice DuBois (born August 20, 1965) is an American television journalist.

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Early life and education

He was born on Long Island, New York, the son of immigrants to the U.S. from Dominica, an island nation in the Caribbean Sea.

Dubois received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in journalism from Northwestern University, located in Evanston, Illinois.[1]

Career

Early years

His career started in 1987, when he worked as a desk assistant at KING-TV in Seattle, Washington.[1]

Following that, DuBois served as an anchor and reporter at WFLD-TV in Chicago, Illinois, and later at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California.[1]

WNBC-TV

He then spent seven years In New York at WNBC-TV, the East Coast flagship station of the NBC television network. While at WNBC, DuBois served as a co-anchor of Today in New York, an early-morning local news and entertainment program. During that time, he also hosted Four Stories — a television news-magazine program featuring community heroes — as well as Mind Over Media, special programming for Court-TV for students to understand media images.[1]

In addition, DuBois worked as a substitute news reader on NBC News's Today and as a substitute co-host and news reader on its weekend editions.[1]

WCBS-TV

In September 2004, DuBois joined WCBS-TV — also in New York and the East Coast flagship station of the CBS television network — as one of its anchors for the 6pm newscast, CBS 2 News at 6 with Dana Tyler.[1]. Since then, he has co-anchored CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News at Noon with Cindy Hsu and also with Mary Calvi.

In January 2011, DuBois began co-anchoring — with Kristine JohnsonCBS 2 News at 5 and CBS 2 News at 11.

He is also an occasional substitute of the weekend edition of the CBS Evening News.

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Coverage

In addition to covering local news, during his career DuBois has covered national political conventions; AIDS in South Africa; witnessing a double execution; the death of Pope John Paul II; and the installation of Pope Benedict XVI.[1]

Accolades

He has won four Emmy Awards; been honored by the Associated Press; and received a Trailblazer Award from the New York City chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.[1]

Dubois has received honorary Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Briarcliffe College, located in Bethpage, New York; Medgar Evers College (of the City University of New York), located in Brooklyn, New York; Seton Hall University, located in South Orange, New Jersey and St. Francis College, located in Brooklyn, NewYork.[1][3]

Community service

He is involved in various community organizations including serving on three non-profit boards — Pencil; Susan G. Komen for the Cure (New York City affiliate); and New York City Center.[1]

Personal life

DuBois and his wife, Andrea DuBois, have one child, son Brandon James DuBois (born April 2, 2008); they live in Manhattan.




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