NEW YORK CITY, New York. – Jeff Glor is given the title as the new anchor of the CBS Evening News. He will be following the footsteps of those who have worked there before him like Tim Russert and Wolf Blitzer.
Glor is a native of Buffalo, New York, specifically from the town of Tonawanda, and has spent his high school years in a public school named Kenmore East High School. In the year 1997, he went to Syracuse University where he finished his college education as a Magna Cum Laude and received a dual degree in journalism. Aside from that, he also won a Henry J. Wolff award as the “most proficient in journalism.”
In fact, Russert, NBC’s moderator of the show “Meet the Press” came from South Buffalo. Blitzer, the most well-known face on CNN, came from Kenmore as well.
He began his career in 2000 at WSTM-TV Syracuse where he worked as a newscaster and reporter. After that, he worked as a weekday reporter and a weekend evening news anchor in WHDH-TV that is located in Boston. He worked there from the year 2003 until the year 2007 where he started to work at CBS News.
On December 4, 2017, he was made the official anchor of the CBS Evening News. At the age of 42, he is the youngest anchor of CBS since 1948 when Douglas Edwards became the anchor.
Jeff Glor does not have the same well-known name as the others in the newscasting industry because apparently he never became a topic of the New York Tabloids and other gossip websites. However, the network believes that he is an excellent replacement for Charlie Rose who is a veteran journalist. Rose was fired by the network a month ago due to allegations of sexual harassment that happened in his PBS talk show.
After the incident, Glor showed versatility when he filled in the show CBS This Morning and PBS Talk show after Rose was fired. Aside from that, he also did a great job in filling in on the shows 60 Minutes Sports and CBS Sunday Morning.
But Glor’s big break happened when the network made him the official anchor of the CBS Evening News where he replaced Scott Pelley. In fact, his seat was occupied by other famous anchors like Bob Schieffer, Katie Courie, Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite.
In an interview by Alan Pergament who is a News TV writer, Glor showed modesty despite the promotion. During the interview, Pergament compared Glor to Russert. But Glor did not accept the comparison and even said that he should not be compared to Tim because he is a legend.
Pergament also asked him on how he will be celebrating his promotion with his wife and kids – a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old. He answered the question jokingly by saying that he will be celebrating his promotion by changing diapers and reading a book to his son.
Jeff Glor’s promotion put him on the national scale, and his name will be amongst the names of national broadcasters that came from Buffalo, New York.