Insiders are reportedly ticked off that Couric is making $300,000 a week. One disgruntled producer was quoted by Drudge as saying, "She makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year! It’s complete insanity."
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus denied the report, however, telling TVNewser, "There hasn’t been one single discussion about altering Katie’s role or adjusting her contract … Not one single discussion with anyone involved in the decision-making process."
Reportedly, Couric currently makes $14 million a year for her anchor duties on the CBS Evening News and contributing to "60 Minutes."
–Allison J. Waldman