Jeff Glor named permanent host of CBS Evening News
The CBS Evening News, which has been without a permanent anchor since Scott Pelley's departure in June, has at last named a new one.
Jeff Glor, a 10-year veteran at the network, will take over the chair once occupied by Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Katie Couric, among others.
According to a news release, Glor has reported across the globe for virtually all CBS News broadcasts and digital platforms. He recently anchored numerous breaking news stories, including most recently in the field for Hurricane Irma and in the studio for the Las Vegas shootings, said the release.
Here's more from the release:
Glor was a lead anchor on CBSN, CBS’ 24/7 streaming news service, during its launch period. As CBSN continues to grow, Glor will maintain a prominent presence on the digital streaming channel, said CBS News president David Rhodes.
“CBS News has an extraordinary history that is meaningful to so many,” Glor said in the release. “I am beyond grateful to continue to play a role in its future.”
Anthony Mason, the broadcast’s interim anchor, will continue as CBS News senior national correspondent and co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday.
The new broadcast, the CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor, will launch later this year and feature regular contributions from a core team of correspondents.
Glor, 42, joined CBS News in 2007 as a correspondent based in New York. He covered some of the biggest breaking news stories of the last decade, including the shootings at Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the landfall of Superstorm Sandy. He won an Emmy in 2011 for a CBS Sunday Morning story.
Glor served as anchor the weekend editions of the CBS Evening News on Saturday from 2009-2010 and Sunday in 2012-2016. He also anchored “The Early Show” in 2011.
Previous CBS Evening News anchors
Douglas Edwards (1948–1962)
Walter Cronkite (1962–1981)
Dan Rather (1981–2005)
Connie Chung (co-anchor; 1993–1995)
Bob Schieffer (2005–2006)
Katie Couric (2006–2011)
Scott Pelley (2011–2017)