Skip to comments.Couric out, Pelley in as CBS anchor in June [Scott Pelley]
Posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:21 AM PDT by Justaham
According to a new report from TMZ and picked up by Fox, CBS will play it safe and turn to an in-house talent in Scott Pelley to replace Katie Couric as its evening news anchor. The decision came personally from the new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, who apparently took the job with the condition that he could name the next anchor. However, Fager didnt exactly have a wide range of options: 60 Minutes correspondent, is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. Were told Fager, who became Chairman in February, took the position on thecondition he could decide who takes the desk.
Were told Pelley, 53, is the choice for two reasons. First, hes well-liked and respected by his bosses, and second there really is no second choice who is appealing to the CBS honchos.
Even if CBS wanted to take a flyer on an out-of-the-box choice, they dont have many options. The reason they have to make this choice now is because of their last out-of-the-box choice to hire Couric away from NBCs Today show, hardly a training ground for hard news presentations. Courics four-year run failed to lift the network from its last-place position among broadcast networks, even with her status as the first female anchor since Connie Chung shared duties with Dan Rather and the first female solo anchor. Couric says that the weight of CBS history and local station performance accounts for the lack of improvement:
I believe we were in third place for 13 years before I got here, she said, according to the New York Post. And I think habits, particularly with an evening news broadcast, move at a glacial pace. And I think that local news stations have something to do with it.
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Da bimbo bomb-O-ed.
Apparently, decided to stay with a female.
Ice cream with a fork? What’s up with that? :)
What CBS is not giving the job to Snooki????
It won’t make a difference what talking head they put in there to read the news. Until CBS changes from a propaganda broadcast arm of the Democratic Party to an actual news gathering outfit they won’t see any change in their ratings.
Another first for Katie - the first woman solo anchor to be replaced by a man.
Lacey vs Karen is Canada’s answer to Ginger vs Mary Ann and Jennifer vs Baily (WKRP).
My picks on the latter are Baily and Mary Anne...Lacey and Karen might be a tie.
Ginger vs Mary Ann and Jennifer vs Baily
The Gingers and Jennifers may turn heads initially but after 35 and certainly 40 the wheels start coming off.
All the while maintenance costs are exorbitant.
If that's the first thing you noticed in that picture, uhhh, I've got some bad news for you.
Who the helly is Scott Pelley?
>>>If that’s the first thing you noticed in that picture, uhhh, I’ve got some bad news for you.
It’s from reading http://verydemotivational.memebase.com/ and its associated sites. :)
ratings tanked after 1st night
Not many people like Katie ... CBS is just like MSNBC ... no one who matters watches
Repeats of the Big Bang Theory would rate higher.