Russ Mitchell has been named John Roberts' replacement as permanent anchor of the Sunday edition of CBS' Evening News.

According to Variety, since Roberts left the network in February to CNN, Mitchell has taken a more active role as the substitute anchor for Bob Scheiffer on the weekday editions of Evening News.

Mitchell will remain the co-anchor of the network's Saturday Early Show and as correspondent for the Sunday Morning show. In addition, he will retain his duties as fill-in on The Early Show and as one of the three rotating anchors of the Saturday edition of Evening News.

Russ has been with CBS since 1992.

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