“CBS Evening News” has officially moved to Washington, D.C.
After Norah O’Donnell took over as the principal anchor of the program in July, the network — under the leadership of CBS President Susan Zirinsky — hinted at a move to the nation’s capital.
CBS debuted its new set in Washington, with a promise to take advantage of the location to provide up-to-the-minute details on breaking news stories, O’Donnell told Variety. Zirinsky plans on more live interviews with newsmakers, leveraging O’Donnell’s experience as a reporter on Capitol Hill and at the White House and the Pentagon.
It will be the only network evening newscast to broadcast from Washington.
“Many stories across the country have a nexus to Washington, such as health care and taxes,” O’Donnell told Deadline.
The network’s newscast is in third place, while all the evening news shows are fighting for ratings in a time of streaming and real-time coverage from hundreds of outlets through social media.
Alanis Morissette…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.