(NEW YORK) -- CBS has named 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley the new anchor of the CBS Evening News.
CBS News president David Rhodes says Pelley "has a body of work few in the business can claim and will help us grow CBS News now and in the future."
Pelley, who once served as CBS' chief White House correspondent, will replace Katie Couric, who anchored the show since September 2006 and announced her departure last week.
Pelley is scheduled to debut on the June 6 edition of the CBS Evening News.
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