NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Scott Pelley will take over as the CBS Evening News anchor, starting on June 6.
The network announced Tuesday the expected selection of Pelley, the veteran “60 Minutes” reporter, to replace Katie Couric. Couric is pursuing a syndicated talk show, but hasn’t said where she will be working next.
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The date for her final CBS broadcast has not been set.
Pelley is a Texas native who has worked at CBS for two decades. He will inherit a broadcast that is in last place in the ratings behind NBC and ABC, and has been for some time.
Pelley will continue to do stories for “60 Minutes.”