‘CBS Evening News’ moves to D.C.

“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.

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