CBS has named a new anchor for its flagship “CBS Evening News,” with the network today appointing Jeff Glor to the post, the AP reports.
Glor ascends to the role after Scott Pelley, who held down the job since 2011, got the boot earlier this year. The CBS broadcast has remained in third place in the evening news ratings behind NBC and ABC, leading to Pelley’s ouster in June.
Glor, 42, steps up to a job that has been held down by luminaries including Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. Anthony Mason, who has been filling in since Pelley’s exit, will remain as an evening news reporter along with his job as co-host of CBS’s Saturday morning news broadcast.
“Glor, from upstate New York, has been with CBS News for 10 years as a reporter and fill-in anchor on various broadcasts and CBS’ digital operation,” the AP notes.
Jeff Glor (CBS)