CBS officially detailed what’s going on with the shakeup at its flagship “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” confirming that Pelley is off the show and will become a full-time correspondent for “60 Minutes.” Pelley has been anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News” since 2011, while also continuing his role as a correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
The network also confirmed that Anthony Mason will be the interim anchor on “CBS Evening News” in the weeks ahead. The network did not name a permanent replacement for Pelley.
Pelley joined “60 Minutes” as a correspondent in 2004 and is marking his 14th season with the show.
David Rhodes, president of CBS News, commented in the announcement: “Scott brought the best values of ’60 Minutes’ to the ‘CBS Evening News,’ and we thank him for his commitment to the journalism of this broadcast every night these past six years. The milestone 50th season of ’60 Minutes’ requires Scott’s full contribution, and we look forward to important reporting from him for many years to come.”
Click here to read today’s full announcement from CBS, including quotes from Pelley, “Evening News” executive producer Steve Capus and “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager.