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Pelley to Replace Couric at CBS News

No surprises here: CBS News has announced that 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley will replace Katie Couric as anchor of the evening news, effective on June 6. The program will be renamed CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. “He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News,” said CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. Since he joined 60 Minutes in 2004, half of all the major awards won by the program have been for stories reported by Pelley, who has recently covered the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the mass murder in Tucson that seriously wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and on Sunday, a powerful interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan about her sexual assault in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

May 3, 2011 6:49 AM