Now that he’s lured Katie Couric away from “Today,” Eye topper Leslie Moonves has found another way to compete against the NBC morning gabfest: Host CBS’ “The Early Show” himself.
Moonves will host a segment of “The Early Show” on Friday as part of the show’s “Trading Places” segment. All week, “The Early Show” personalities have been swapping jobs with their spouses for a day.
On Tuesday, the show followed “Early Show” co-host Hannah Storm as she attempted to do golf play-by-play. Her husband, NBC Sports golf host Dan Hicks, handled a cooking segment on “The Early Show” with chef Bobby Flay.
For Friday’s segment, “Early Show’s” Julie Chen will be shown conducting a meeting with top-level CBS brass, including senior exec VP Kelly Kahl. Moonves — a former actor who’s used to being behind the camera and still frequently tapes TV series cameos — will follow. What he’ll actually do on “Early Show” remains a secret.
Moonves is first on tap this week to play Carnegie Hall — as ringleader for CBS’ upfront presentation Wednesday.