The CBS Evening News is the flagship evening television news program of CBS News, the news division of the CBS television network in the United States.
The program has been broadcast since May 3, 1948 under the original title CBS Television News, eventually adopting its current title in 1963.
Since June 6, 2011, the weekday editions of the program have been anchored by Scott Pelley.
Weekend editions of the CBS Evening News weekends began in February 1966.
On May 2, 2016, CBS announced that the weekend editions would be rebranded, effective May 7, as the CBS Weekend News, whose Saturday and Sunday editions are anchored by Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano respectively.
The weekend editions draw from the resources of CBSN, the digital news channel where Ninan and Quijano also serve as anchors.
The CBS Evening News airs live at pm in the Eastern and pm in the Central Time Zones, and are tape delayed for the Mountain Time Zone.
A separate "Western Edition", featuring updated segments to provide coverage of breaking news stories, airs pre-recorded CBS began broadcasting news programs on Saturday evenings in the mid-1940s, which expanded to two nights a week in 1947.
On May 3, 1948, the network debuted a weeknightly newscast, CBS Television News, which originally aired as a 15-minute broadcast each weeknight at p.m.
Eastern Time; first anchored by Douglas Edwards, it was the first regularly scheduled network television news program to use an anchor.
The network also broadcast a recap of the week's news stories on a Sunday night program titled Newsweek in Review, which was later retitled The Week in Review and the show was moved to Saturdays.
In 1950, the nightly newscast was renamed Douglas Edwards with the News; the following year, it became the first news program to be broadcast on both coasts, through the installation of a new coaxial cable connection, prompting Edwards to use the greeting "Good evening everyone, coast to coast" to begin each broadcast.