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.

FULL INTERVIEW: Scott Pelley speaks to WCBS 880

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.”

Comments (9)
  1. Capt Lou says:

    Changing of the guard can’t happen soon enough. Welcome Mr. Pelley.

  2. flea says:

    Ted Baxter would be an improvement…..”good nize and good newt.”

  3. Adrienne D. says:

    Kind of reminds me of a younger version of Dan Rather,

  4. k says:

    Pelley is a super liberal. He won’t last as long as Curic did. I wish i could get paid millions to make horrible decisions.

  5. nyc says:

    I’m glad he still will be working with 60 Minutes ! A true veteran.

  6. Tony says:

    Thank god a real news anchor either Scott or Lara Logan were good choices not the make believe liberal Couric

  7. Capt Lou says:

    Very good choice.

    1. flea says:

      What difference does it make? Take the teleprompter away, and most anchormen couldn’t find the front door.

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