The position that has seen the likes of legends such as Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, and Katie Couric will now be filled by 42-year-old CBS veteran Jeff Glor. The network ousted recent head anchor Scott Pelley after it fell to a distant third, behind rivals NBC and ABC, in ratings.
“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,” CBS News President David Rhodes said in a statement.
The announcement caps a transition process that started in June.
Some have reacted with surprise on Twitter to CBS’ decision to go with someone from in-house rather than with a bigger name.
My Twitter feed right now after the news that Jeff Glor will be the next anchor of the CBS Evening News. pic.twitter.com/NNWYiL3x82
— Scott Kleinberg (@scottkleinberg) October 25, 2017
cbs announces “jeff glor” will anchor cbs evening news.
who? this used to be a prestige spot, now its held by no-names.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 25, 2017
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