Anthony Mason has been filling in as anchor while the network looked for a successor to Scott Pelley.
Since mid-June, when Scott Pelley left the anchor’s chair, the CBS Evening News has been without a permanent anchor. But, Wednesday morning, the network finally named a successor: CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor.
Anthony Mason has been filling in as interim anchor, and will remain a CBS News senior national correspondent. Mason had been seen as a potential candidate to replace Pelley on a permanent basis, and CBS News president David Rhodes has been very complimentary of Mason’s performance in the anchor chair.
“Jeff is a thoughtful, probing journalist with the versatility to anchor in any circumstance — from daily reporting to the most significant events of our time,” Rhodes said in a prepared statement. “In his more than 10 years at CBS News, Jeff has earned the trust of viewers and his colleagues. He represents the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry the EVENING NEWS into a digital future.”
Glor will begin in his new role “later this year,” the network said in a release.
He has been with CBS News since 2007, and has previously anchored weekend editions of the Evening News. He’s also anchored on the network’s streaming news service, CBSN.
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