Campaign Brings Out Best in Couric

Sep 15, 2008  •  Post A Comment

While “CBS Evening News” has yet to reap ratings benefits from its addition of Katie Couric, the anchor got a chance to remind the public of her journalism skills during the recent political conventions, the New York Times reports. Ratings for the third-place “Evening News” remained about the same during the span of the convention, but while covering the political gatherings, Couric showed that people still “tend to tell her stuff,” the paper says. Ms. Couric, the first sole female anchor of a network newscast, also became part of the debate over sexism as the McCain campaign included her in an ad. “This is a great story for everyone, clearly,” she said. “But with the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the emergence of Governor Palin, it is also worthwhile to have a female perspective on the news as well,” Couric tells the paper.
—Sergio Ibarra

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