Scott Pelley pushed out at 'CBS Evening News'


Scott Pelley has exited his post at CBS News.

Pelley arranged for his office to be cleaned out while he was away. He will move to a full-time role at 60 Minutes.

CBS declined to comment.

CNN reported that Pelley's ratings struggles were a primary reason for his dismissal, and that the network will make a formal announcement about Pelley's future at CBS on Wednesday.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 22: Scott Pelley attends the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards at The Bass Concert Hall on February 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 22: Scott Pelley (R) and wife Jane Boone attend the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards at The Bass Concert Hall on February 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Scott Pelley and his wife, Jane Boone, arrive for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 2016 honorees are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich; rock band the Eagles; screen and stage actor Al Pacino; gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples; and musician James Taylor. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor Scott Pelley and CBS News Director of Elections Anthony Salvanto anchor CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor Scott Pelley anchors CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS News Contributor Bob Schieffer, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Gayle King, CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor Scott Pelley, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O'Donnell, FACE THE NATION Anchor John Dickerson and CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose anchor CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
HEMPSTEAD - SEPTEMBER 26: CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley and FACE THE NATION Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson interview Gov. Mike Pence (R-Indiana) during CBS News' live coverage of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 12: During a CBS THIS MORNING broadcast outside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum's director Lonnie Bunch describes the design to CBS EVENING NEWS' Scott Pelley and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: John Dickerson, Gayle King, Scott Pelley, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose report from the floor of the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - JULY 18: CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley and CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O'Donnell report from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, July 18, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 23: CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley nears its fifth anniversary on air. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Journalist and news anchor Scott Pelley speak onstage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by International Rescue Committee on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IRC)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Journalist and news anchor Scott Pelley (L) and Boubacar Barry attend the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by International Rescue Committee on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IRC)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Scott Pelley attends Bob Simon's Memorial Service on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley in New York. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: News anchor Scott Pelley speaks onstage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for International Rescue Committee)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Scott Pelley attends the 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on May 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Chairman of CBS News Jeff Fager (L) and Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley speak during the 'CBS Evening News Presentation' panel during the CBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY -- CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30 PM, ET), Scott Pelley talks to Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar about the recent accusations that Pakistan's intelligence agency played a direct role in the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan last week. As CBS News reported yesterday, America's top military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, stated the U.S. had 'credible evidence' that Pakistan is connected to that attack and a number of others against American troops. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: (L-R) Chairman of CBS News Jeff Fager, CBS anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley and President of CBS News David Rhodes speak during the 'CBS Evening News Presentation' panel during the CBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Television news anchor Scott Pelley arrives to 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on May 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley speaks during the 'CBS Evening News Presentation' panel during the CBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Journalist Scott Pelley on the red carpet during the Texas medal of Arts Awards ceremony at The Long Center on March 1, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 16: Scott Pelley attends 67th ANNUAL PEABODY AWARDS at Waldorf Astoria on June 16, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by SHAUN MADER/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C. FEB 6: NBC News White House Correspondent Claire Shipman, CNN White House Correspondent Wolf Blitzer, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson, CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Scott Pelley and Fox News Senior White House Correspondent Jim Angle line up to give their live reports at a joint press conference for U.S. President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair on February 6, 1998. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly)
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CBS has yet to name a replacement for CBS Evening News.

Pelley succeeded Katie Couric as anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News in June 2011. He has also been a correspondent for 60 Minutes since 2004.

He has been with CBS News since he was a reporter in New York in 1989, before being named CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent in 1997.

Pelley has won more than 30 Emmy Awards throughout his career.

Most recently, he reported live from Brussels, covering President Trump's trip to the NATO summit as well as from Manchester, following the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's concert.

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17. Anderson Cooper: $9 million to $11 million

Cooper has been hosting his CNN show "Anderson Cooper 360" since 2003.

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16. George Stephanopoulos: $10 million

The "Good Morning America" host renewed his contract with ABC in 2014According to TV Guide, Stephanopoulos signed on for a five-year deal.

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15. Chelsea Handler: $10 million

It pays to move to Netflix. The former E! host reportedly signed a $10 million deal with Netflix consisting of several comedy specials and a talk show for the streaming service. Handler previously made between $8 million and $12 million for her E! show.

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14. Shepard Smith: $10 million

The Fox News anchor renewed his contract in 2013 in a multi-year contract, which changed his role to managing editor of Fox News' breaking news division and hosting "Shepard Smith Reporting."

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13. Robin Roberts: $10 million to $14 million

The "Good Morning America" cohost received a big pay bump in the last few years. In 2013, it was estimated she made $6 million per year. Roberts has been an anchor on "Good Morning America" since May 2005. 

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12. Conan O'Brien: $12 million

O'Brien's switch to TBS has proved more profitable than some of his late-night network competition. He has been hosting "Conan" since 2010 on the network. In May 2014, O'Brien signed a deal to stay on TBS through 2018.

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11. Pat Sajak: $12 million

In 2013, Sajak told The Huffington Post he may be nearing the end of his time hosting the game show "Wheel of Fortune." But his time at the wheel isn't over just yet. Last year, Sajak renewed his contract through the 2017-2018 season.

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10. Jimmy Kimmel: $13 million to $15 million

The king of "Celebrity Mean Tweets" renewed his contract with ABC earlier this year through 2019.

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9. Jimmy Fallon: $13 million to $15 million

Since taking over "The Tonight Show," Fallon has been dominating in the ratings against other late-night hosts.

While Fallon is making more than he was during his last "Late Night" show, his reported pay still isn't quite the $20 million David Letterman was said to be making during his run. 

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8. Adam Levine: $13 million to $15 million

Adam Levine has been on "The Voice" since season one back in 2011. Though it began as a spring TV series, it now airs another season in the fall. The show recently started its 11th season.

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7. Miley Cyrus: $13 million to $15 million

The new celebrity judge on "The Voice," Miley Cyrus is reportedly making just as much as Levine.

Cyrus' salary is reportedly less than that of Jennifer Lopez's $17.5 million when she was on "American Idol."

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6. Megyn Kelly: $15 million to $20 million

Kelly is set to make $15 million in her last year at Fox News. The cable news network reportedly offered her more than $20 million to renew her contract. Despite being courted by rival news organizations, including NBC News, it became clear that they could not match Fox News' money, according to the The New York Times.

That likely means that NBC lured over Kelly with a broad, multi-year deal that would make her a star on its broadcast network — and hence give her a wider audience — with a salary landing between $15 million and $20 million.

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5. Kelly Ripa: $16 million to $20 million

Ripa took over hosting duties on "Live!" in 2011 after the departure of Regis Philbin and is currently searching for a new cohost after Michael Strahan's recent exit to host on "Good Morning America" in April. 

The morning show was renewed through 2020 in January.

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4. Bill O'Reilly: $18 million to $20 million

As of 2015, "The O'Reilly Factor" continues to hold the No. 1 spot in cable news ratings.

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3. Matt Lauer: $20 million

In November 2016, the "Today" host renewed his contract with NBC News for two more years for a $20 million salary, according to Fortune.

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2. Ellen DeGeneres: $20 million

Now in its 14th season, DeGeneres' syndicated talk show "Ellen" was recently renewed through 2020.

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1. Judge Judy: $47 million

Judge Judy is still the highest-paid celebrity on TV. Now in its 21st season, Sheindlin's "Judge Judy" continues to be the highest first-run syndicated show during the week with an average of 10.3 million viewers. In 2015, Sheindlin extended her contract with CBS through 2020.

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