Scott Pelley out at 'CBS Evening News'

Danny Woods
May 31, 2017

Scott Pelley has been pushed out as anchor of "CBS Evening News" effective immediately, sources at CBS News confirmed to CNNMoney.

Pelley is now on assignment for "60 Minutes" and had not hosted "Evening News" for several days.

He has been in the anchor and managing editor chair for the CBS Evening News since June 6, 2011.

Another of the publication's sources noted that one could see this move being done due to Pelley's low ratings, Pelley has also had friction with CBS News president David Rhodes.

No successor has yet been named but, CBS has plenty of would-be anchors waiting in the wings for what used to be, anyway, a plum position.

Since 2011, CBS Evening News viewers have been accustomed to watching Scott Pelley's broadcasts of the news almost every night. With the growth of the 24-hour cable news cycle and the Internet, a 6:30 p.m. news show is anything but appointment viewing.

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This isn't the first recent drama at CBS News, either.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pelley's belongings were being removed from his office while he was away on assignment for "60 Minutes", which will become his full-time home at the network. Pelley, 59, was born in San Antonio.

Pelley will return to CBS' "60 Minutes" full time, a source familiar with the matter said.

We're told that he's being shifted permanently to "60 Minutes".

This is a developing story.

This story would make sense, as Jeff Glor filled in for Pelley on Monday night's newscast with Glor stating at the top of the newscast that "Scott is on assignment for 60 Minutes.'" .

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