CBS says Pelley out as 'CBS Evening News' anchor

CBS says Pelley out as 'CBS Evening News' anchor

No replacement has been reported.

Pelley will become a full-time correspondent for "60 Minutes", a CBS News announcement said Wednesday. said.

CBS has yet to officially confirm the reports of Pelley's departure or that Anthony Mason will take over, which could be part of the reason for the lack of updates. He has continued his work at 60 Minutes while also serving as evening news anchor and speaks of his 60 Minutes assignments with considerable pride.

Pelley has anchored the nightly broadcast since 2011, taking over the position from Katie Couric. "CBS has been great to me for almost 30 years". He was named CBS News' Business Correspondent in 1998, and has been involved in election coverage for CBS News over the last decade, providing exit poll analysis during the primaries and on election night. "Ever the consummate professional, Scott's commitment to outstanding journalism, enterprise reporting and memorable storytelling has propelled the CBS EVENING NEWS to new heights and made the broadcast a showcase for excellence".

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This isn't the first recent drama at CBS News, either. Pelley is a veteran reporter with many news stories and awards to his credit. He is also a frequent contributor to CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING. Per Page Six's sources, Pelley's office was being cleared out while he as out on assignment.

"[Rhodes] 'is making [Pelley] move to 60 Minutes", the source said. More significant to Pelley's continued tenure, his newscast had the largest audience decline among the three network newscasts.

Page Six had earlier reported in December that Pelley would step down from his role, however the network denied it saying "There's no truth to this".

While CBS executives had decided on Pelley's fate, the anchor appears to have forced the network's hand in announcing his move before a succession plan was in place.

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