Magazine article Variety

Who Takes the Anchor Chair?

Magazine article Variety

Who Takes the Anchor Chair?

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CBS can always find someone to sit in the anchor chair at “CBS Evening News.” But really filling it? That’s not so easy

It’s no secret that the network evening-news programs are not the titans they once were, but they snare a viewership some primetime programs would kill to have. So when CBS’ desire to move Scott Pelley to a full-time role at “60 Minutes” and out of “CBS Evening News” became known last week, speculation over his successor began immediately.

CBS has a bevy of candidates in-house, but many of them are attached to programs making strides in the ratings. And some seemingly obvious candidates - CNN’s Anderson Cooper or Jake Tapper, for example - are under contract elsewhere. Here are names the network might consider.

- Brian Steinberg

Anthony Mason

Tapped as the interim anchor for “CBS Evening News,” he brings experience working overseas, covering business and talking about music on the weekend edition of “CBS This Morning. …

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