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Report: Network Working To Move Scott Pelley Off 'CBS Evening News'

Network Moves Scott Pelley Off CBS Evening News
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Dec. 7 2016, Updated 3:18 p.m. ET

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Are Scott Pelley's days numbered at CBS Evening News? A juicy new report claims they are!

According to Page Six, multiple sources alleged that the network is hoping to move the anchor over to 60 Minutes full time, and have him replaced to avoid publicly demoting one of their "high-profile talents."

"Pelley’s style is of slow storytelling, which doesn’t fit so well with the fast-paced evening news, but works well for 60 Minutes," one insider said.

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Rumors began circulating that Norah O’Donnell would be the likely replacement, but another source told the publication: "She’s staying at CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King. The ratings are strong, and they’re a great team."

Just in the last month, ratings for Pelley's slot have reportedly dropped, losing a significant percentage of viewers every year.

Not only that, insiders say it’s "well known" Pelley and CBS News head David Rhodes don't get along, while Scott is very buddy-buddy with 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager.

A CBS rep told Page Six that “there’s no truth to this," however.

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