CBS is seriously considering uprooting Jeff Glor as “Evening News” anchor and replacing him with Norah O’Donnell, according to media reports.
Variety cites four people with knowledge of the situation saying CBS News is looking to make “significant changes” to the flagship broadcast as “part of a top-down look at the news division by incoming president Susan Zirinsky.”
In addition to putting “CBS This Morning” anchor O’Donnell in the lead role on the broadcast, the network is considering moving it from New York to Washington, D.C., according to Variety’s sources.
CBS News execs weren’t commenting, and the sources cautioned that the plans are not definitive and may not come to fruition.
Glor became the “Evening News” anchor in October 2017. Variety notes that the broadcast “has long trailed its rivals on ABC and NBC, but in the past year the telecast’s ratings have fallen further behind.”