Steve Capus is stepping down as executive producer of the CBS Evening News. The announcement came this morning in an internal email from CBS News President David Rhodes. Capus will be replaced by Mosheh Oinounou, who was among the producers who launched the network’s streaming service CBSN.
CBS will be courting digital viewers by re-airing CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor, on its streaming channel CBSN at 7 p.m. Pacific time after it airs on the network’s TV affiliates across the country. The anchor will also do newsmaker interviews and his program will produce reports that will air everyday on CBSN, whether they make it onto his 30 minute broadcast or not.
Jeff Glor takes over as the broadcast’s anchor replacing Scott Pelley, who was shown the door — or, rather, sent back across the street to 60 Minutes — after six years this past spring. The network also announced Friday that the evening news will be replayed each night at 10 on the CBSN streaming service, an additional viewing opportunity for people who aren’t around a television set at dinnertime.
When CBS News President David Rhodes announced Jeff Glor as the next CBS Evening News anchor in October, he said Glor “represents the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry the CBS Evening News into a digital future.”