Jeff Glor reportedly informed staff that the Friday, May 10, 2019, edition of “CBS Evening News” will be his last at the anchor desk.
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- “Lots of transitions are happening and so in order to let everyone do that, I think it is best for me to not be anchoring,” he reported informed staffers, according to a Daily Beast source.
- His departure is not surprising, given CBS News’ announcement of major talent changes Monday.
- Part of these changes include removing Glor from the “Evening” anchor desk after about 18 months on the job.
- During that period, his presence failed to gain traction for the ratings challenged broadcast.
- While replacement anchor Norah O’Donnell won’t take over until sometime this summer, sources said Glor wouldn’t stick around long give his “lame duck” status.
- CBS made no immediate announcement about his departure from the broadcast or would might replace him in the interim.
- Glor has more than a year left on his CBS contract and is in discussions with CBS to remain at the network in another role, though he has yet to accept.
- O’Donnell, meanwhile, is being moved off “CBS This Morning” for the evening anchor chair — with John Dickerson leaving the show as well.
- Starting May 20, current co-anchor Gayle King will be joined by Tony Dokoupil and Anthony Mason in the mornings.