CBS News removes anchor from evening news program


According to a Page Six report, Scott Pelley has lost his post as anchor of “CBS Evening News.”

While Pelley was away Tuesday on assignment for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” sources reported that his office was being cleared out and that he is being reassigned to “60 Minutes” permanently.

Sources also revealed that CBS News president David Rhodes “is making [Pelley] move to ‘60 Minutes,’ ” because the two men “don’t get on.”

According to another source with inside information, not only have Pelley’s broadcasts been garnering low ratings, “There’s also been friction between him and [Rhodes].”

A source noted that “[Pelley] was pushed out of the ‘Evening News.’ It’s been coming for a long time. This could have been handled better — [Pelley] is away on a story, and they’re cleaning out his office. It’s not the correct way to treat the face of CBS news.”

A replacement has not been named for Pelley who has anchored CBS’ flagship news broadcast since he succeeded Katie Couric in 2011.

In December, Page Six reported that Pelley was on his way out as anchor of “CBS Evening News,” but the network denied the report, saying that “There is no truth to this.”

Pelley is known for his 2013 outburst at a reporter in which he yelled, “You wouldn’t last 10 seconds at CBS News!”

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