Scott Pelley out at ‘CBS Evening News,' will move to '60 Minutes'

Scott Pelley will soon sign off at “CBS Evening News.”

The anchor, who joined the show in 2011, is off the gig, sources told the Daily News Tuesday.

Instead, he’ll move full time to “60 Minutes”, where he’s served as a correspondent since 2004, sources said.

Insiders also told The News that Pelley and CBS News president David Rhodes didn’t get along.

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Pelley, 59, took over for Katie Couric in June 2011 and saw an immediate rise in ratings; the show gained 821,000 viewers in his first nine months.

But the nightly program hasn’t performed as well recently, and “CBS Evening News” finished third behind NBC and ABC during May sweeps.

Pelley’s replacement hasn’t been named but sources told The News that Anthony Mason, a CBS News senior national correspondent, is the front-runner.

CBS News officials declined to comment.

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