comscore CBS says Pelley out as ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

CBS says Pelley out as ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor


    Scott Pelley is out as “CBS Evening News” anchor, and he’ll be returning to full-time work at the network’s flagship newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”

NEW YORK >> CBS says Scott Pelley is out as “CBS Evening News” anchor after six years in the role, and network veteran Anthony Mason will fill in temporarily as a search for a new anchor begins.

The network announced Wednesday that Pelley will return to work full-time at the network’s flagship newsmagazine “60 Minutes” as it begins its 50th anniversary season.

CBS gave no reason publicly for ousting Pelley. CBS’ evening newscast is a distant third in the competition with ABC and NBC, and lately has seen some further ratings slippage.

News of his departure broke unexpectedly Tuesday night, when reports spread of Pelley’s office at the evening newscast being cleaned out.

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up