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CNN's Sibila Vargas named as KCBS morning news co-anchor

October 5, 2010 | 12:51 pm

Former Los Angeles-based CNN anchor, correspondent and producer Sibila Vargas has been named co-anchor of KCBS' morning newscasts. Vargas will start Oct. 11 and will co-anchor the station's weekday 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. newscast, as well as the 11 a.m. newscast.

Vargas replaces Suzanne Rico, who left KCBS last March. Lisa Sigell had been filling in the anchor spot on an interim basis.

Vargas most recently was the weekday morning news co-anchor for KRIV-TV, the Fox-owned and -operated station in Houston, where she has worked since October 2007. Prior to that, she worked for CNN, anchoring and reporting for "American Morning," "Anderson Cooper 360" and "The Situation Room."

— Greg Braxton