Weiner Story Lets New CBS Anchor Carve Path

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — If CBS anchor Scott Pelley succeeds in creating an evening newscast that’s a clear alternative to his rivals, Rep. Anthony Weiner may someday be seen as the coal mine’s canary. During Pelley’s first week, the “CBS Evening News” devoted less than a third of the time to the sexting […]

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Scott Pelley Makes Low-Key Debut as CBS News Anchor

Scott Pelley didn’t mark his debut as the new anchor of “The CBS Evening News” in any special way Monday evening. Instead, he chose to anchor the broadcast as if his first day was nothing special. He made no self-referential remarks, made no speeches about what he’ll do or how the newscast might change in […]

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New CBS Anchor Stirs Pot with Armstrong Scoop

UPDATED: More than 10.5 million viewers watched “60 Minutes” on Sunday night — including anchorman Scott Pelley’s story about the doping allegations leveled against cycling star Lance Armstrong. In fact, CBS aired two hours of “60 Minutes” Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (6-7c), and a “Special Edition” from 8 to 9 (7-8c). The […]

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Couric To Leave CBS Newscast Next Week

NEW YORK – Katie Couric will make her exit from the “CBS Evening News” next Thursday. The network on Friday announced her exit date. She’ll be leaving short of five years as CBS’ top anchor, and shy of the June 4 expiration date of her contract. Scott Pelley will take over as the new “CBS […]

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What Katie Couric’s Likely Successor Will Bring

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — The appointment five years ago of Katie Couric as evening news anchor represented a bold step, certainly something new for CBS News. Her likely successor, Scott Pelley, hearkens back to a day when CBS was the gold standard in television news. Pelley, the “60 Minutes” correspondent who has worked […]

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