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Is Scott Pelley About to Be Removed as Anchor of ‘CBS Evening News’?

Dec 7, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A new report says CBS plans to remove Scott Pelley from his anchor spot on the “CBS Evening News,” shifting him to a full-time position on “60 Minutes.” The New York Post’s Page Six cites “multiple sources” saying Pelley’s run on the flagship news program is coming to an end.

Pelley already has a part-time post on “60 Minutes.”

CBS is denying the rumors, with a network rep quoted in the story saying, “There’s no truth to this.”

“Insiders tell us the switch is ideal because the ’60 Minutes’ position is prestigious enough that the network wouldn’t have to deal with the PR headache of seeming to ‘demote’ one of its most high-profile talents,” The Post reports.

The report adds: “Despite rumors that Norah O’Donnell could be a favored candidate to take over for Pelley and become the sole female anchor of a major evening news program, we’re told, ‘She’s staying at “CBS This Morning” [with Charlie Rose and Gayle King]. The ratings are strong, and they’re a great team.’”

Pelley has been anchoring the network’s evening news telecast since 2011.

6 Comments

  1. Scott does a superb job as anchor and appears genuine. Lester is no Brian.

  2. Scott is a great anchor AND Norah is great in the morning. Not sure why they would want to change either.

  3. He’s boring man…can’t watch him. Yawn.

  4. If there’s anything that fits in to the ‘dumb move’ category it would be making either move. Both programs need stability. Pelley does a great job, Norah as well and this shifting around mess when it ain’t broke would be corporate stupidity but most said the same thing about Donald Trump becoming President so what the you know what.

  5. Only watch Pelly. Makes no sense…

  6. If Scott is leaving, I will return to CBS evening news. Scott was becoming too personal in his broadcast instead of just news delivery. That is why I left the network.

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