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Scott Pelley Exits ‘CBS Evening News’ for Full-Time Role on ’60 Minutes’

Pelley Spent Six years as Anchor of "The CBS Evening News"

Scott Pelley, who has exited his post as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” following a season of diminishing ratings, will join “60 Minutes” on CBS as a full-time correspondent. Pelley has been featured on the veteran newsmagazine on an occasional basis since 2004, and he joined the “CBS News” in 2011 as the replacement for Katie Couric.

“Scott brought the best values of “60 Minutes” to the “CBS Evening News,” and we thank him for his commitment to the journalism of this broadcast every night these past six years,” said David Rhodes, President of CBS News. “The milestone 50th season of “60 Minutes” requires Scott’s full contribution, and we look forward to important reporting from him for many years to come.”

Anthony Mason will serve as the interim anchor of the “CBS Evening News.” Mason will continue to co-anchor “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with Alex Wagner, as is a frequent contributor to “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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