Scott Pelley out at 'CBS Evening News'

  • Scott Pelley out at 'CBS Evening News'

Scott Pelley out at 'CBS Evening News'

Pelley began working at the "CBS Evening News" nearly exactly six years ago, succeeding Katie Couric.

The New York Post, which broke the story on Tuesday evening, said Pelley will remain with the network at "60 Minutes".

In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, CBS News announced that Pelley will now become a full-time correspondent for 60 Minutes. Politico reported that Pelley will have an opportunity to anchor and say farewell to viewers. He'll be back at the "CBS Evening News" Monday for a short period before Mason takes over. We have this and more Scott Pelley news right here. He has been with CBS since 1989 and has been a "60 Minutes" correspondent since 2004.

"[Pelley] was pushed out of the 'Evening News, '" another unnamed source told Page Six. In a statement, Pelley said CBS "has been great to me for almost 30 years".

The "CBS Evening News" has run third in the ratings behind "ABC World News Tonight With David Muir" and "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt". "I'm glad to accept this assignment with continuing gratitude". "He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News", Jeff Fager, who was then chairman of CBS News, said in a statement at the time. Upon hearing the news, people thought Scott Pelley was sacked.

Mr. Pelley will continue his duties at "60 Minutes" and devote more time to that role, A replacement for Pelley has yet to be named.

It's unclear who will be replacing Scott Pelley but rumors have speculated that possible replaces could include Norah O'Donnell, Elaine Quijano and even possibly famed interviewer Charlie Rose.

Evening news shows don't have the influence they once had when the likes of Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw had the jobs.

The departure ends months of speculation about Pelley's future at the broadcast.