Scott Pelley Fired From ‘CBS Evening News’

The New York Post reportedly broke the story Tuesday evening that “CBS Nightly News” anchor Scott Pelley has been fired while away on assignment. He will remain with the network at “60 Minutes.”  Pelley, who joined the network in 1989, replaced Katie Couric as anchor of “CBS Evening News” in 2011.

There has been no announcement on who will fill his position but speculation has been looming that senior national correspondent Anthony Mason may fill in.

“Scott has it all. 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. “We like to think of CBS News as the ‘reporter’s network’ and I can’t think of anybody in this business better suited for the anchor chair than Scott.”

Reportedly, show ratings are down 9 percent in year-on-year ratings and 14 percent in the key demographic of viewers ages 25-54, according to TV Newser.

The New York Post is also reporting Pelley has not been getting along with CBS News president David Rhodes.


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