Deborah Rodriguez Named Weekday MORNING DRIVE Anchor for CBS News Radio

Radio veteran Deborah Rodriguez has been named weekday MORNING DRIVE time anchor for CBS News Radio, it was announced today by Craig Swagler, General Manager, and Linda Coombs, Director of Operations of CBS News Radio. Rodriguez begins her new assignment Monday, Oct. 2. Rodriguez's top-of-the-hour newscasts will be heard daily starting at 5:00 AM, ET on CBS News Radio affiliates around the country. She succeeds Frank Settipani, who recently retired from CBS News Radio after more than 35 years, more than a decade of that spent as the MORNING DRIVE anchor.

Rodriguez is a familiar voice to CBS News Radio listeners. Since 2014 she's served as a writer, reporter and correspondent anchoring such major news events as the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the shooting of five Dallas police officers, the presidential campaign, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and Hurricane Harvey.

Between 1992 and 2017, Rodriguez also worked at WCBS Newsradio 880 anchoring middays and the afternoon drive for the all-news station, where she also provided original reporting on major breaking news stories around the clock. Rodriguez was also the News Director at WCBS-FM from 2008-2014. During her twenty year career Rodriguez has worked at Mix 105, WNSR, WGBB and WHVM.

Rodriguez is a graduate of New York University. She and her husband have two children and live in New York.

About CBS News Radio: CBS News Radio, formerly CBS Radio News, provides news, talk, information and special events coverage to around 600 stations in the United States, with affiliates in 22 of the top 25 markets. CBS News Radio is home to "CBS News World Roundup," the nation's longest-running news program, which began in 1938. In addition to providing breaking news and information, the division also provides simulcasts of the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATION and 60 MINUTES to affiliates. CBS News Radio programming is available on digital platforms, the CBS News Radio app, Amazon's Alexa service and online.

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