Steve Kroft, the longest-tenured 60 Minutes correspondent, will retire at the end of his 30th season on the iconic newsmagazine. His last piece — about what could be the biggest money laundering scheme ever — will air Sunday on the show’s 51st season finale. Kroft, 73, will announce his plan to step down at the conclusion of the broadcast. In September 60 Minutes will air a retrospective of Kroft’s 50-year career in journalism.
Another day, another staffing announcement over at CBS News. Today, the network has named Eva Nordstrom executive producer of special events for CBS News.
CBSN, the 24-hour free streaming video news network from CBS News, is now averaging more than 1 million video streams per day, according to the company. Roughly 80% of CBSN’s daily live streams are happening on live content versus on-demand clips of various news segments.
Jeff Glor, who has been the face of CBS Evening News since late 2017, has told staff he will step down as anchor of the evening newscast after Friday’s program, according to three people familiar with the matter. Norah O’Donnell won’t take over until this summer. Glor is currently in discussions about taking a new role at CBS News.
Susan Zirinsky has overhauled the news division’s programming slate and is shipping Cronkite and Rather’s show to D.C. Some staffers wonder if it’s “a move that’s being made out of convenience for the anchor.” But Zirinsky counters, “There’s a huge opportunity right now. I can’t let it go.”
CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky on Monday unveiled a new weekday anchor lineup, naming Norah O’Donnell anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil co-hosts of CBS This Morning.
Norah O’Donnell is officially out as co-host of CBS’s struggling morning show. Sources close to CBS say that the new anchor lineup for CBS This Morning has been set and it doesn’t include O’Donnell because co-anchor Gayle King — riding high off her big interview R. Kelly — has demanded she be sent elsewhere. CBS News President Susan Zirinsky denied that King had anything to do with O’Donnell leaving the morning show.
After a year of scandal and change, the news show’s top female journalist opens up about her staying power, the “boys club” culture at her organization and the #MeToo reckoning.