Reports: Scott Pelley leaving CBS Evening News

Reports: Scott Pelley leaving CBS Evening News
Posted at 12:36 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 21:45:29-04

(RNN) - Scott Pelley, anchor for CBS Evening News since 2011, is leaving his post, The New York Times reports.

Among the major network newscasts at 6:30 p.m. ET, Pelley has consistently landed in the third-place position, falling behind Lester Holt of NBC and David Muir of ABC.  

Pelley succeeded Katie Couric as anchor on June 5, 2011. He will continue in his post on the network's 60 Minutes, the Times reports,

As cable news channels have drawn a growing audience in the last 10 years, broadcast anchors hold less sway but are still in enviable positions among TV journalists, and CBS was home to the revered Walter Cronkite for two decades.

The Times reports that no replacement for Pelley has been announced. CBS did not comment on the reports. 

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