On Wednesday, CBS News announced that Jeff Glor, an anchor and correspondent for the network, will replace Scott Pelley as the permanent anchor of its nightly news program “CBS Evening News.”
During his more than 10-year tenure at CBS, Glor previously won an Emmy for his reporting on “CBS Sunday Morning” and served as an anchor during the launch of the network’s 24/7 streaming news service, CBSN.
“Jeff is a thoughtful, probing journalist with the versatility to anchor in any circumstance – from daily reporting to the most significant events of our time,” CBS News President David Rhodes said.
Rhodes, according to Page Six, had a tense relationship with Pelley, prompting him to leave “CBS Evening News” and work full time in for CBS’s newsmagazine program “60 Minutes.”
Pelley’s temporary replacement, Anthony Mason, anchored “CBS Evening News” in the months following Pelley’s June departure, but will continue serving as the network’s senior national correspondent.
Leading “CBS Evening News” broadcasts should be familiar territory for Glor, who started anchoring the program’s Saturday edition in 2009.
“CBS News has an extraordinary history that is meaningful to so many,” Glor said before expressing his gratitude for the new role.