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Scott Pelley named new anchor of 'The CBS Evening News'

CBS has named Scott Pelley as the new anchor and managing editor of "The CBS Evening News."

Pelley will take over for Katie Couric, who recently announced she's stepping down as anchor.

"The CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley" will debut June 6. CBS says Pelley will also continue to report stories for "60 Minutes."

"Scott has it all. 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, in a news release. "In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at 60 Minutes, where his work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the 'reporter's network' and I can't think of anybody in this business better suited for the anchor chair than Scott."

"I am delighted to join the terrific team at The CBS Evening News," said Scott Pelley. "It's a privilege to work alongside the most gifted and talented journalists in the industry."

During his time with CBS, Pelley has covered breaking national news stories, politics, wars, and has also served as the network's chief White House correspondent.


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