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'CBS Evening News' Executive Producer Steps Down Politico

The executive producer of “CBS Evening News” has told her colleagues she's stepping down, Politico reports. The piece notes that Pat Shevlin will remain with CBS in another role.

“Her departure clears the way for Marsha Cooke, the network's Asia bureau chief, who is returning to New York and is widely expected to take the reins on the network's nightly news program,” the story notes.

Shevlin was named executive producer in 2011, when Scott Pelley took over for Katie Couric.

The story adds: “The program won three Emmys and saw notable ratings growth during her tenure, though it remains in third place behind ‘ABC World News’ and ‘NBC Nightly News.’”

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