Jeff Glor named anchor of 'CBS Evening News'

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Jeff Glor

"Glor, from upstate NY, has been with CBS News for 10 years as a reporter and fill-in anchor on various broadcasts and CBS' digital operation", the AP notes.

The "CBS Evening News" generally gets about 2 million fewer viewers than the ABC newscast each night. "He represents the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry the Evening News into a digital future". CBS said Glor would continue to have a presence there.

Scott Pelley was the anchor of the broadcast for six years. Anthony Mason has been filling in since Pelley returned to "60 Minutes" full-time.

Jeff Glor, the weekend anchor of CBS Evening News since 2009, will take over the anchor chair for the weekday broadcast later this year. The program will continue to be produced by CBS News executive editor and CBS EVENING NEWS executive producer Steve Capus.

Like ABC's Muir, Glor is a native of upstate NY and also began his career at a Syracuse TV station - WSTM, the NBC rival to CBS affiliate WTVH, where Muir began.

In those roles as well as ongoing reporting roles, Glor covered numerous global stories from Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Africa, Haiti and Ireland and, according to CBS, also covered "the shootings at Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the landfall of Superstorm Sandy". He won an Emmy in 2011 for a CBS SUNDAY MORNING story. He was stationed in Jackson, Wyoming, for CBS' coverage of the total solar eclipse this summer. He also reported on how NASA engineers are working to bring supersonic travel back to commercial aviation with lower sonic booms. It won't be the first time the two men have competed: both worked in local news in the late 1990s in Syracuse, New York, where Muir grew up and Glor attended college. CBS News has continued to build its online portal, CBSN, while "Evening News" has retrenched. Glor covered the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China and the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.



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