Accuracy in Media

Scott Pelley Becomes Latest CBS Evening News Casualty

Scott Pelley, who couldn’t lift the CBS Evening News out of its perennial third-place ratings finish, is being replaced, according to news reports. Pelley, who has been with CBS since 1989, will remain with the network as a full-time correspondent for “60 Minutes.” CBS is expected to make an official announcement this week and will reportedly […]

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Broadcast News Anchors Don’t Give A Tweet

News anchors for the three major broadcast news networks, which have been losing viewers for years, may be missing an opportunity to engage their audience by failing to take advantage of using social media. A quick look at the Twitter accounts of the anchors shows that while they all have Twitter accounts they don’t use […]

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Pelley Fails To Lift CBS

Last week Scott Pelley made his much anticipated debut behind the anchor desk replacing the now departed Katie Couric, but the ratings came in below expectations. While Pelley managed to attract the same total audience numbers as Couric at 5.7 million, he fell far short in the key A25-54 demographic with just 1.3 million versus […]

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Report: Couric Out, Pelley In At CBS Evening News

Howard Kurtz reports that Katie Couric will be gone from CBS when her contract expires in June and that 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley is a leading contender to replace her. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s executive producer. But with Fager taking a methodical […]

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May 2017

5/31/2017 - Scott Pelley Becomes Latest CBS Evening News Casualty

February 2016

2/19/2016 - Hillary Clinton Promises to Try Not to Lie to Voters [Video]

September 2012

9/17/2012 - CBS CEO Says Pelley’s Ratings Are Higher Than Predecessor “Whose Name I Will Not Mention”

June 2012

6/8/2012 - Scott Pelley is Confident “CBS Evening News” Can Be No. 1 [VIDEO]

August 2011

8/4/2011 - CBS News Chairman Thinks Network Lost Viewers Under Couric

July 2011

7/11/2011 - Broadcast News Anchors Don’t Give A Tweet

June 2011

6/14/2011 - Pelley Fails To Lift CBS

March 2011

3/27/2011 - Report: Couric Out, Pelley In At CBS Evening News