Glor replaces Scott Pelley, who had manned the post since 2011. He announced his departure from the lead anchor position in mid-June. Pelley took the baton from Katie Couric and Bob Schieffer. Pelley was assigned to work full-time at 60 Minutes after his departure while Anthony Mason served as interim anchor on CBS Evening News. Steve Capus will remain as executive producer of the program.
“In his more than 10 years at CBS News, Jeff has earned the trust of viewers and his colleagues. He represents the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry the Evening News into a digital future,” CBS News chief David Rhodes said when Glor’s new position was announced.
Prior to CBS Evening News, Glor was a lead anchor on CBSN, CBS’ 24/7 streaming news service. He will maintain his presence on the digital streaming channel. Glor joined CBS News in 2007 as a correspondent based in New York. Among the stories he covered: the shootings at Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the landfall of Superstorm Sandy. He was also the primary campaign correspondent for the network’s morning show during the 2008 presidential election. Glor served as anchor of the weekend editions of the CBS Evening News on Saturday, from 2009-2010 and Sunday in 2012-2016. In addition, he anchored The Early Show in 2011.
Recently, Glor reported from Alaska on permafrost degradation and was in Jackson, Wyo., for the first solar eclipse visible coast to coast since 1918. He also reported on how NASA engineers are working to bring supersonic travel back to commercial aviation with lower sonic booms.