Scott Pelley replaces Katie Couric at CBS

'60 Minutes' reporter is the new anchor of the CBS Evening News

CBS has officially announced the successor to Katie Couric as anchor of its venerable evening news program: it’s Scott Pelley, who has been working at the network’s 60 Minutes since 2004. Pelley is a longtime CBS reporter who began at the network’s regional affiliates in Texas before working his way up to the national level; he has reported on many major domestic and foreign policy stories. He was the first reporter to interview George W. Bush after the 2000 election and won an Emmy for an interview with Bush’s CIA director about 9/11. As a network loyalist and a male, he fits the profile of a CBS news anchor more clearly than Couric, who was the network’s first female anchor and someone brought in from another network, NBC.

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