Scott Pelley named anchor of CBS ‘Evening News’

NEW YORK — This was expected, but now it’s official: Scott Pelley will replace Katie Couric as anchor of “Evening News,” starting June 6. He’ll stick with “60 Minutes” too.

He’s going to be busy.

“Scott has it all. He has the experience, the
credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS
News,” said CBS chairman Jeff Fager.
“In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at
every level, right up to his current role at ’60 Minutes,’ where his
work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the
‘reporter’s network’ and I can’t think of anybody in this business
better suited for the anchor chair than Scott.”

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