I say it is about time and personally I don't believe he should be reporting the news at all anymore. He needs to officially retire and let someone else do the job he was supposed to be doing. Maybe he hopes to redeem himself by remaining a part of the 60 minutes crew as a correspondant. We shall see.
Quotable quote from Answers In Genesis:
“Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.”
– Provine, W.B. (professor of biological sciences at Cornell University), Origins Research 16(1), p.9, 1994