CBS News president tells staff to ignore articles about possible shakeup

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After a Variety report emerged saying that CBS was considering replacing “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor with Norah O’Donnell and possibly moving the broadcast to Washington, D.C., the news division president has reportedly met with the broadcast’s senior staff.

  • Yashar Ali, who reports for New York Magazine and HuffPost, tweeted that a source tells him that new CBS News president Susan Zirinsky met with staffers after the Variety report was published.
  • She reportedly said Jeff Glor “was the anchor of the broadcast” (Ali’s words), to ignore the articles and that she was proud of the show.
  • She also reportedly reminded staffers that Glor is prepping for a trip to Vietnam next week with Donald Trump.
  • It’s worth noting, however, assuming all of those statements were made using that wording, Zirinsky didn’t directly deny the possibility of Glor being ousted.
  • If anything, the statement would only solidify that he will be anchor at least through that trip.