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Anchor musical chairs continues at WNBC

Peltz hired for 'Live at Five'

WNBC-TV has hired Perri Peltz as co-anchor of its daily hourlong “Live at Five” newscast, completing a cycle of local-anchor musical chairs.

Peltz succeeds Jim Rosenfield, who left WNBC to become co-anchor of WCBS-TV’s hourlong newscast at 5 p.m. and half-hour news at 11 p.m., a move that WCBS is expected to announce in the next few weeks.

At WCBS, Rosenfield, in turn, will replace Ernie Anastos, who has said he’ll leave WCBS in midsummer to take over as anchor of the Fox-owned WNYW-TV’s hourlong news at 10 p.m.

Peltz is returning to a station that she worked for as a reporter and a co-anchor of weekend editions of “Today in New York” from 1987 to 1996.

From 1996 to 1998, Peltz was a contributor to NBC’s primetime newsmag “Dateline.” She later served as a news correspondent for two years on ABC’s “20/20.” She was a reporter with CNN from 2000 to 2002. Most recently, she was an independent-movie producer, and just completed a documentary on a South Bronx chess team for A&E.