The timetable’s set for the anchor chair handoff at “CBS Evening News,” and it starts this Friday. Variety reports that Jeff Glor will step down as anchor of the flagship CBS News program following Friday’s broadcast.
Norah O’Donnell will be taking over the anchor’s chair, but not until this summer.
Glor, “who has been the face of ‘CBS Evening News’ since late 2017, has told staff he will step down as anchor of the evening newscast after Friday’s program, according to three people familiar with the matter,” Variety reports, adding: “Glor is currently in discussions about taking a new role at CBS News, and Susan Zirinsky, the president of the news operations, told Variety earlier this week that the anchor remains in discussions with CBS News ‘about a couple of different roles, and I hope he stays.’”
Variety adds: “CBS News declined to make executives available for comment, and the network has not yet indicated who might fill in at ‘Evening News’ until O’Donnell starts her tenure.”
Here’s a clip from Monday’s “CBS Evening News” in which Glor talks about the news that he will be leaving the broadcast …