What CBS Can Do To Upgrade ‘Evening News’

When Katie Couric finally does announce her syndication deal, it will likely be the worst kept secret in media since her last move. 60 Minutes‘ correspondent Scott Pelley is the obvious favorite to replace her as anchor of the CBS Evening News (PBS’ Gwen Ifill remains my unorthodox hope), but talk right now should likely turn toward how the broadcast should change. Here are five suggestions.

Rumor Mill: Pelley To Replace Couric At CBS

Scott Pelley, a veteran journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. Fager, who became chairman in February, took the position on the condition he could decide who takes the desk.

Can A Couric Successor Lift Ratings?

New CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager will choose Couric’s successor, and will look both inside and outside the company. Many people at CBS News believe that Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes is the lead contender.