'Epic' talent shuffle to come to CBS News: report

CBS News will reportedly announce changes to its newscasts next week that include moving "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Norah O'Donnell to the evening side of the company and centering the morning show around co-anchor Gayle KingGayle KingCBS News President Zirinsky wins National Press Club Fourth Estate Award The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by UAE - US records 1 million COVID-19 cases in a week; governors crack down Obama said his 'initial instinct' during '09 outburst from Joe Wilson was to 'smack this guy on the head' MORE.

CNN Business reported Friday that multiple sources at CBS expect the changes to be announced by new CBS News President Susan Zirinsky ahead of next week's annual CBS advertising event. Multiple other reporters at the network expect role changes that are not yet publicly reported or privately known, according to CNN.


"She's restructuring pretty much of all of the news division's talent across the board," one CBS staffer told CNN of Zirinsky's efforts. "It's really pretty epic."

Zirinsky declined to comment to CNN on the report. She faces a steep road ahead as the network hopes to reclaim rating dominance from rival newscasts that have seen "CBS Evening News" fall to third place among the major networks.

The network's morning show, "CBS This Morning," fell further behind ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today" following the departure of former co-anchor Charlie RoseCharles Peete RoseIranian official maintains Tehran has 'no knowledge' of American hostage's whereabouts 'Bombshell' bombing at box office isn't exactly a shock — here's why '60 Minutes' producer alleges CBS News retaliated after she reported inappropriate behavior MORE, who was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women and left the network in late 2017.

The morning show will now primarily by helmed by King, who saw viral success earlier this year in a stunning interview with musician R. Kelly, who himself faces 10 charges of aggravated sexual abuse.

"I think her intention is pretty clear: She's trying to put people back in the places that suit them best," a CBS staffer reportedly said.

"CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor reportedly expects to lose his seat at the anchor's desk but does not currently know his future plans, two sources told CNN Business.

"Jeff has remained focused on making sure the 'Evening News' team stays unified and on elevating the reporting and sharing of the most important and meaningful news events and stories both here and across the world, in the great tradition of CBS News," his agent said in a statement to CNN.

"Anyone who knows Jeff knows he is the type of leader and person whose primary concern has been and continues to be the well being of his colleagues. He will continue to represent and treat everyone around him with the highest level of respect, as he always has," Glor's agent continued.