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Scott Pelley

To Replace Katie Couric


4/5/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CBS network sources tell TMZ ... Katie Couric's replacement for the "CBS Evening News" will be Scott Pelley.


We're told Pelley, a veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent, is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager.  We're told Fager, who became Chairman in February, took the position on the condition he could decide who takes the desk.

We're told Pelley, 53, is the choice for two reasons.  First, he's well-liked and respected by his bosses, and second ... there really is no second choice who is appealing to the CBS honchos.

We've heard rumblings CBS's grand poobah Les Moonves is not sold on Pelley, but he will defer to Fager.

Sources connected with Katie tell TMZ ... she made the decision to leave the anchor desk before Fager became Chairman, but they acknowledge Fager was not going to keep Katie as the "CBS Evening News" anchor.

Nevertheless , we're told all of the CBS bosses -- including Fager -- want Katie to do a syndicated show at the network and maintain a presence at CBS News.  Couric hasn't made her decision yet.

And that's the way it is ...

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Now she can spend more time with her ugly toy boy.

1296 days ago


This is something I don't care about, AT ALL! I don't watch anything Katie Couric does, and I don't watch CBS, either. And, I won't watch CBS when the new anchor takes over.

1296 days ago


For those that say that nobody watches CBS News, they pull in more viewers than CNN, MSNBC, Fox News combine. That's a fact.

1296 days ago

C Sand    

Did someone Photoshop that picture in some weird, distorted way? Dude looks like a mutant.

1296 days ago


She always stunk. Overpaid (as they ALL are) and she never gives the impression that she's smart. Empty head. No wonder few people watch.

1296 days ago


CBS tried to pander to female viewers by hiring a female anchor, but they hired a lightweight. Even when she put on her glasses to appear serious, it was a joke.

On the other hand, who still watches network TV news?

1296 days ago


Even swap, one nasty U.S. Military ON AIR hater for another. CBS has gone the same way as the Ford Edsel.

1296 days ago


Even swap, one nasty US Military hating Socialist for another.

1296 days ago


a steaming pile of fresh dog poo could replace Couric

1296 days ago


Did someone Photoshop that picture in some weird, distorted way? Dude looks like a mutant.

Posted at 9:13 AM on Apr 5, 2011 by C Sand
which dude above are you talking about??

1296 days ago


Who cares, it's not like the main stream media reports the truth anyway. They can put any talking head into that position and it'll be the same junk. The "news" used to be about reporting facts but is now more concerned with "entertaining" the audience. If it bleeds, it leads.

1296 days ago

Tom Jones    

They all spew sh ite and use manipulative tones of voice. Couric is still in Jr. Hi school and Diane Sawyer is a sad-faced clown.

1296 days ago


Another nonentity with the one necissary credential to work at CBS News. He's a far left winger.
If CBS management really wanted to get the ratings up on their 'news' program they should ask Rush Limbaugh to do it.
Their audience would triple over night.

1296 days ago


I dont dislike Katie, but when she does her full all out smile, it almost makes me sick to look at her. I dont know why, and it does sound awful of me, other than that I think she is a very pretty lady..Good Luck to her.

1296 days ago


I imagine Les Moonves will be sleeping on the couch for the next several weeks since Julie Chen was not named or even considered as the new anchor. Sometimes it DOESN'T pay to be wife of the boss.

1296 days ago
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