25 NEW SABC SHOCKERS - IN STAFFERS' OWN WORDS

Thursday, May 5, 2016

CBS Evening News on Sky News changing to CBS Weekend News on weekends with new anchors Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano from this Saturday.

The CBS Evening News seen in South Africa on Sky News (DStv 402) is being retooled, renamed and changed to CBS Weekend News on Saturdays and Sundays starting this Saturday, 7 May with  correspondent Vladimir Duthiers who will replace longtime Jeff Glor as anchor.

Correspondents Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano will now anchor CBS Weekend News over weekends.

Around 10 people were fired in the reorganisation but moved elsewhere within CBS. The longtime weekend anchors Jeff Glor and Jim Axelrod will remain with CBS Evening News.

"It would be better for us as a news organisation to come up with what I think is a smarter, 24-hour approach to covering the world, and making sure we've got all the bases covered," says Steve Capus, CBS News executive editor and executive producer.

CBS Weekend News will continue to have original reports but will also contain rebroadcasts of stories from the week.