Scott Pelley is out as anchor of 'CBS Evening News'

He'll return to '60 Minutes' full-time

Scott Pelley is out as anchor of "CBS Evening News" after almost six years at the helm.

The departure, first reported by Page Six on Tuesday, had been in the works for some time, sources told CNNMoney.

CBS News made it official Wednesday by naming Pelley a full-time correspondent for "60 Minutes."

Pelley became anchor and managing editor of "CBS Evening News" on June 6, 2011. According to CBS, "the broadcast grew its audience in each of the first five seasons, the longest run of growth for any network evening news broadcast in the history of the modern ratings system."

Since then, Pelley has continued as a correspondent for "60 Minutes." Pelley joined that program in 2004.

Anthony Mason, a CBS News Senior National Correspondent, is expected to host the show until CBS names a permanent replacement.