In an announcement that surprised some, Jeff Glor will remain with CBS after his ouster from the network’s ‘CBS Evening News.’
Jeff Glor is staying put. The former anchor of the CBS Evening News will take his anchoring talents to a different newscast in June.
The network released the news late Thursday afternoon.
Glor left the anchor desk on May 10, four days after the announcement CBS This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell would take his slot later this summer.
But that was only part of the anchor shuffle the network unveiled.
Here’s a quick recap:
- Gayle King remains the only original anchor of the rebooted morning program.
- John Dickerson, CBS This Morning co-anchor, moves to 60 Minutes and political reporting.
- Norah O’Donnell, CBS This Morning co-anchor, moves to the CBS Evening News as its new anchor this summer. The broadcast moves from New York to Washington, D.C., where O’Donnell and her family lives, later in the fall.
- Anthony Mason, CBS This Morning: Saturday co-anchor, moves to CBS This Morning.
- CBS Correspondent Tony Dokoupil also moves to CBS This Morning, filling the third seat.
That leaves one obvious vacancy in the network’s anchor lineup: Mason’s Saturday morning slot.
Glor will fill that void on the weekend.
But in addition to his Saturday morning anchoring duties, Glor will serve as a special correspondent reporting feature stories and investigative reports. That word came from Susan Zirinsky, the president of CBS News.
He’ll start his anchoring duties on CBS This Morning: Saturday, alongside co-anchors Dana Jacobson and Michelle Miller, on June 22.
At the end of his final CBS Evening News broadcast, Glor earned accolades from his loyal viewers with final words that weren’t about himself, but rather the crew who works behind the scenes at the broadcast. He gave up more than a minute of his time to run a full credit roll for the staff and crew.
I’m a little surprised he decided to stay at CBS News in a way. His removal was not exactly a pleasant thing, and the way it was broken to the public was surely less than ideal.
But he’s a talented journalist and so I’m glad he’s staying put and that we’ll see more of his work.