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CBS is scrapping the storied “CBS Evening News” brand on weekends and replacing it with “CBS Weekend News,” starting this weekend. The new weekend newscast will have fresh anchors and will feature content from Cbsn, the network’s live-streaming news service. Cbsn anchors Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano will host the weekend show, replacing Jim Axelrod on Saturdays and Jeff Glor on Sundays, who are both staying with the network. The move aims to align CBS’ TV and broadband operations while cutting costs at the same time. “CBS Evening News” was often preempted by live sporting events on weekends. Also »
- Brian Flood
Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano will anchor CBS News’ evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday, which are being rebranded as CBS Weekend News starting this weekend. Jim Axelrod, who has anchored the Saturday edition since 2012, and Jeff Glor, who has anchored Sundays, “remain in important roles in the organization,” CBS News said. Axelrod continues as senior national correspondent and Glor as national correspondent and 60 Minutes Sports contributor. Ninan and Quijano also… »
CBS is retooling its weekend evening-news broadcast in an effort to align its TV and broadband operations more closely and cut some of the costs from a show that is routinely pre-empted by sports coverage and other weekend programming.
As a result, a new iteration of the broadcast will appear. Gone from the weekends will be the storied “CBS Evening News” title. In its place? “CBS Weekend News.” The new program will have new anchors and could have more stories in the mix that have appeared on Cbsn, the live-streaming news service CBS launched in late 2014. Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano (pictured, above), will anchor the program on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both also serve as anchors on Cbsn.
“Given the number of sports overruns and out-and-out pre-emptions, it would be better for us as a news organization to come up with what I think is a smarter, 24-hour approach to covering the world, »
- Brian Steinberg
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