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.READ MORE: Salami Sticks Sold At Trader Joe's Recalled After Being Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
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The date for her final CBS broadcast has not been set.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged In Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
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.”MORE NEWS: Small Plane Crash-Lands On Long Island After Experiencing Engine Failure