Friday, June 1, 2018
Is Jeff Glor Headed Out CBS’ Door?
Page Six at The NY Post is reporting that just six months after Glor took over as the anchor of “CBS Evening News,” execs at the network are already thinking about replacing him.
Sources say that after Glor lost nearly 1.5 million viewers since his debut in December 2017, top brass told Glor and his producers that they need to turn things around quickly.
Insiders say that CBS News president David Rhodes even called a meeting on Tuesday night to address the situation.
“He unleashed on the team,” an insider told Page Six. “He said how disappointed and frustrated he is with how things have gone.”
We’re told some of the ire has been directed at new executive producer Mosheh Oinounou — who replaced veteran Steve Capus at the helm in January.
Many in the industry were surprised when relative unknown Glor got the storied gig — which has been held by marquee names such as Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Katie Couric — after Scott Pelley exited under bizarre circumstances.
With Pelley out, numbers spiked during Glor’s first week anchoring “CBS Evening News,” jumping from an average of 6.4 million viewers to an impressive 7.1 million. But the ratings have dropped alarmingly since.
Posted 3:25:00 AM