Scott Pelley has been named the new presenter of CBS Evening News.
Pelley is currently working as a reporter on CBS ’60 mintues’ and will continue to do so. His recent ’60 Minutes’ reports include late-breaking stories such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the mass murder in Tucson that seriously wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Pelley was among the first reporters to arrive on the scene of the twin towers on September 11th.
CBS News Chairman, Jeff Fager said: “Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News.
“In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at ’60 Minutes,’ where his work has been incomparable. 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.”
Pelley added: “I am delighted to join the terrific team at the ‘CBS Evening News. It’s a privilege to work alongside the most gifted and talented journalists in the industry.”
Katie Couric announced last month she would step down when her contract expires.
Scott’s first Evening News will be on Monday 6th June 2011 – UK viewers can see it at 00:30 on Sky News.
Matt Lauer – the host of morning news programme ‘Today’ – has been fired by NBC over an allegation of sexual misconduct. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” said NBC….
CNN has appointed Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, Sam Kiley, as senior International correspondent. Sam – who joined Sky News from the Times newspaper in 2010 – will be based at CNN’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “CNN is the world’s most watched news…
Roger Ailes – who built Fox News into a money-making ratings powerhouse – has died at the age of 77. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement. “Roger…