He's been described as a rising star at CBS in the past few years and on Wednesday he was named to one of the network's most prestigious positions.  Tonawanda native Jeff Glor will take over as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

The Syracuse University graduate has been with the network for 10 years and has covered such breaking stories for the network as the Boston Marathon bombings, the landfall of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irma and the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings.  He won an Emmy for a story he did in 2011 on "CBS Sunday Morning."

CBS News President David Rhodes said, "In his more than 10 years at CBS News, Jeff has earned the trust of viewers and his colleagues. He represents the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry the Evening News into a digital future."

Glor is 42 and attended Kenmore East High School.  While at Syracuse he earned the Henry J. Wolff prize, given to the student "most proficient in journalism".  He worked at television stations in Syracuse and Boston before joining CBS News in 2007.

"CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor" will launch later this year.  Anthony Mason who has served in an interim role as anchor of the CBS Evening News will continue as the network's senior national correspondent and as co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday."