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… READ MORE >
Scott Pelley (born July 28, 1957) is an American television journalist, currently working as a correspondent for the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes. Prior to his 60 Minutes position, Pelley was a correspondent for the 60 Minutes II program and served as CBS News' chief White House correspondent. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Pelley grew up in Lubbock, where he graduated from Coronado High School and obtained his first job in journalism at the age of fifteen as a copyboy for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Staying close to home, he attended the journalism school at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock. He is married to the former Jane Boone and has two children. Pelley began his career as a broadcast journalist at Lubbock's KSEL-TV in 1975. He moved on to KXAS (NBC) in Dallas-Fort Worth in 1978, then jumped to WFAA (ABC) (also in Dallas/Fort Worth) in 1982, remaining there for seven years.