CBS News Replaces Scott Pelley With Anthony Mason On CBS Evening News-For Now!
Years after serving in the CBS Evening News, now Scott Pelley is no more the face of the show. The sources confirmed the news that Pelly is retired as Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News and now will be serving in “60 minutes”.
It was officially announced by the news division of CBS that CBS News Senior National Correspondent Anthony Mason will be taking over as a newscast, for now.
As per source, the Pelley’s office was arranged to clear up when he was on an assignment for the news mag's news. From now onwards, the veteran news anchor will be serving full-time for the Sunday show. The show is revving up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
At the same time, CBS News also added that Pelly would also be serving on the major stories and events across the CBS News division.
CBS News chief David Rhodes said in a statement,
“Scott brought the best values of 60 Minutes to CBS Evening News, and we thank him for his commitment to the journalism of this broadcast every night these past six years.”
As per insiders, the reason for the permanent shifting of the television personality from News show to news mag was the cold war going between Pelly and CBS News president David Rhodes.
Another insider exclaimed regarding Pelly getting fired as,
“There’s also been friction between him and [Rhodes].”
“[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.”
But on the other side, Pelley expressed in a statement,
“I find my heart filled with gratitude for the opportunity to know you, humility in light of your sacrifices, and hopes for the future of journalism, because of the standards you live by.”
“glad to accept this assignment. CBS has been great to me for nearly 30 years.”
Whatever the scenario was we just like to wish the 51 years old American reporter luck for his new work as the correspondent for the CBS News Magazine, 60 minutes.