Scott Pelley’s Office Honors Family, CBS

By Mark Joyella 

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley describes his office as an always-open workspace for his show team, a place where brainstorming happens. “A lot of great ideas are hatched in my office, but they’re rarely my own,” he says.

Pelley invited Adweek’s Carrie Cummings for a tour, explaining some of the distinctive items on display, including a model of the fighter plane his father flew, a collection of military challenge coins, and a series of photos of legendary CBS News icons.



“I think of my office as a meeting place for our correspondents, producers and staff,” Pelley said. “We pull up the chairs around the round table in the middle and talk about writing, reporting and the direction of our coverage. The office has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the newsroom one floor below. I always keep the drapes pulled fully back so everyone can spot me and know that my door is open.”