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Scott Pelley Will Anchor ‘CBS Evening News’

Scott Pelley
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It’s official: CBS confirmed today that Scott Pelley will replace Katie Couric as anchor of ‘CBS Evening News,’ ending weeks of rumors and speculation.

According to the NY Times, Pelley will begin his post at the third-rated network news program on June 6. No word yet on when Couric’s last date will be. Her contract with the network ends on June 4.

Television viewers may be familiar with Pelley’s work on ’60 Minutes,’ where the NY Times says he will continue to work “almost full-time.” In an interview, Pelley said that he plans to “bring ’60 Minutes’ values to the ‘Evening News.’”

As for Couric, reports claim she’s considering a syndicated daytime talk show, with a potential launch in 2012.

Below, check out a video of Pelley’s work on ’60 Minutes.’

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