August 20, 1965 |
Long Island, New York, United States
Early life and education
DuBois was born on Long Island, New York, the son of immigrants to the U.S. from Dominica, an island nation in the Caribbean. He attended Port Jefferson High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While in college, he served as an intern at the Public Affairs Office of the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island in 1984 and 1985, where he wrote for the employee newspaper, the Brookhaven Bulletin.
DuBois' career began in 1987, when he worked as a desk assistant at KING-TV in Seattle, Washington. Following that, he served as an anchor and reporter at WFLD-TV in Chicago, Illinois, and later at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California. 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.
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. 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 addition to covering local news, DuBois has worked as a reporter, covering national political conventions, AIDS in South Africa, witnessing a double execution – an experience which DuBois described as "intense", the death of Pope John Paul II and the installation of Pope Benedict XVI.
DuBois 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. He has worked with WNET's GED program.
Awards and honors
DuBois has received honorary Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, New York; Medgar Evers College (of the City University of New York) in Brooklyn, New York; Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York.
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- "Spring 2011 Graduates Honored CBS 2 Anchor Maurice DuBois and Kenneth R. Feinberg Each Receive Honorary Degree". St. Francis College. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
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