Glor Named Saturday Evening News Anchor

By SteveK 

CBS has named Jeff Glor anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News.

Glor has been national correspondent of The Early Show since March 2007, and has served as substitute anchor of the CBS Evening News. He recently reported from the campaign trail and President Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

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Jeff Glor has been named anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS EVENING NEWS, it was announced today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. The appointment is effective immediately. Glor will continue as a National Correspondent reporting for all CBS News broadcasts.

“With his outstanding coverage of breaking news, politics and human interest stories, Jeff has been a valuable addition to our already impressive group of correspondents,” said McManus. “He is a smart, dedicated reporter who has proven his versatility and talent both in the field and in the anchor chair.”

Glor has been the National Correspondent for THE EARLY SHOW since March 2007 and has served as substitute anchor for the CBS EVENING NEWS. While at CBS News, Glor has covered many major domestic and international news stories, including President Obama’s Inauguration, Campaign ’08, the war in Iraq, the crash of US Air Flight 1549, the Beijing Olympic Games, the Republican National Convention and the Papal visit. In May 2008, Glor traveled cross-country for the CBS News “Eye on the Road” series.

Before joining CBS News, Glor served as the weekend evening news anchor and a weekday reporter for WHDH-TV in Boston, where he reported on the Pope’s death from Rome and the hearings on steroid use in Major League Baseball from Washington, D.C.

Jeff Glor was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He was graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1997 with a degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences.