Rene Syler learned that she was being let-go as co-anchor of CBS's The Early Show as she was preparing to produce a series of reports about her battle with breast cancer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that Syler is scheduled to undergo a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy next month and that her bosses were aware of her medical condition when they informed her that they were planning to take the morning show "in a different direction." Syler said that she was surprised by the network's decision but that there was an upside to it. "This gives me time to recuperate," she said.