CBS Evening News

television series
Douglas Edwards on "Douglas Edwards With the News". This was the first CBS network evening news television program

The CBS Evening News is a daily evening newscast on CBS. It is the "flagship" program of the CBS News division.[1] The program began in 1948 as "Douglas Edwards with the News."[2] They were sponsored by General Motors. In 1963 the name was changed to the "CBS Evening News".[3] It is currently anchored by Scott Pelley. He became the anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News in 2011. [4]


  1. Richard Huff (31 May 2007). "CBS News' flagship sinks lower". Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. Christopher H. Sterling; Glenn Lewis, Encyclopedia of journalism (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2009), p. 83
  3. Leonard Mogel, This Business of Broadcasting: A Practical Guide to Jobs & Job Opportunities in the Broadcasting Industry (New York: Billboard Books, 2004), p. 82
  4. "Scott Pelley".