Pat Shevlin, the Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News, has sent a memo to colleagues announcing that she will step down, sources at the network told POLITICO on Thursday. She will remain with the network in another role.
Her departure clears the way for Marsha Cooke, the network's Asia bureau chief, who is returning to New York and is widely expected to take the reins on the network's nightly news program.
Shevlin, who has spent nearly four decades with CBS News, was named Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News in 2011 when Scott Pelley replaced Katie Couric as anchor. The program won three Emmys and saw notable ratings growth during her tenure, though it remains in third place behind ABC World News and NBC Nightly News.