Jeff Glor now anchoring CBS Evening News

By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 4, 2017

Jeff Glor was named anchor of the "CBS Evening News" in October and started anchoring Monday night.

We had a chance to talk with Glor about taking over a job once held by the legendary Walter Cronkite.

"I appreciate the history of CBS News and what this organization has done. It's been hugely inspirational for me and hugely meaningful for me," Glor said. "I think this is a very important time."

Glor joined CBS News in 2007 and has traveled around the world to cover some of the biggest breaking news stories of the last decade, including the shootings at Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon bombings, and Superstorm Sandy.

Glor recently led CBS's on-the-ground coverage of Hurricane Irma in Florida, as well as the terror attack in Manhattan and the mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

"I don't think we'll be entirely tethered to that desk," Glor said of the move to the Evening News. "The goal is to be as aggressive as possible in responding to breaking news and when we get a chance to anchor the broadcast remotely from a different place, we're going to do that."

Glor worked as a reporter and anchor in Syracuse and Boston before joining the CBS network in 2007. He says he tries to do one thing every day that scares him.

"When I say it's a good thing to do one thing that scares you everyday, I think it's because it helps people grow and if you're not doing things that challenge you, then you're not going to develop in that way," Glor said. "So, we'll find opportunities. I still hope to do something that scares me every day. Usually that's just trying to change a diaper," he said with a laugh. "

Glor is a husband and father of two young children.