Pelley Marks 1st Year As 'CBS Evening News' Anchor [View all]
(06-06) 08:40 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) --
As Scott Pelley marks his first year as anchor of the "CBS Evening News," he's got his eye on the top of the mountain.
"I've got a lot of confidence that we're going to bring this broadcast to No. 1," said Pelley, whose first evening newscast was June 6, 2011.
That would definitely be an achievement for CBS News, where the division's signature broadcast has been a consistent third behind NBC and ABC dating back to the late 1990s — through anchors Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Katie Couric and now Pelley..
Pelley said his first priority was to set a new tone for the newscast, wanting it to be a place where a viewer could tune in and feel connected to the most important stories in the world each day. It has concentrated heavily on jobs and the economy, and now the European economic crisis, said Patricia Shevlin, the broadcast's executive producer. One example this week was a story by reporter Clarissa Ward this week on economic problems in Spain.