Scott Pelly has been removed as anchor of the CBS Evening News.
Pelly will continue with the network as a full-time correspondent for CBS’ weekly television news magazine, 60 Minutes. He has been out on assignment for the news show of late, but is expected to return to the Evening News for a farewell broadcast.
Sources say Pelly’s reassignment has been in the works for some time. Until a permanent replacement is selected, guest anchors will fill in the evening news chair.
Pelly took over as CBS Evening News anchor in 2011, succeeding Katie Couric. He has worked for CBS News for three decades.
While anchor, CBS Evening News has consistently rated behind both ABC and NBC evening news broadcasts in viewers. It saw the steepest ratings drop of all three network broadcasts for the first quarter of 2017.