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CBS Evening News Reportedly Ditches Scott Pelley While He’s Away On Assignment

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Scott Pelley is reportedly not being brought back at CBS Evening News, Page Six reports.

What Happened?

According to Page Six, that his office was cleared out Tuesday while the anchor was away on assignment for the network’s news magazine 60 Minutes.

The outlet reports that Pelley will be shifted full-time to 60 Minutes.

Page Six’s sources claimed that CBS News president David Rhodes “is making [Pelley] move to 60 Minutes” as the two “don’t get on.”

Another TV insider told Page Six that while Pelley’s ratings have been down, “There’s also been friction between him and [Rhodes].”

The report continued, “[Pelley] was pushed out of the Evening News. It’s been coming for a long time. This could have been handled better — [Pelley] is away on a story, and they’re cleaning out his office. It’s not the correct way to treat the face of CBS News.”

While CBS has a significant roster of talent on hand, an anchor replacement has not yet been named.

Page Six claims there was confusion Tuesday from the staff at CBS’ Hell’s Kitchen headquarters as workers began taking down the office of Pelley – known as “Poison Pelley” after he screamed at a reporter in 2013, “You wouldn’t last 10 seconds at CBS News!”

Some are insisting that Pelley is moving to the 60 Minutes offices.

Page Six reported in December that Pelley was on his way out of the anchor chair on the flagship news show — where he has sat since he succeeded Katie Couric in 2011. The network denied the story at the time, saying, “There’s no truth to this.”

CBS News didn’t comment.


Scott Pelley

Scott Pelley, 59, is an American television reporter. He became the Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News in 2011. He is also a Correspondent for the CBS News Magazine, 60 Minutes. He served as a Correspondent on 60 Minutes II from 1999 to 2004, and as the CBS News Chief White House Correspondent from 1997 to 1999.

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