Even though Katie Couric’s future at CBS News was the focus of recent speculation given comments by CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves ("the Katie Couric deal will be the last deal of that kind ever done"), it’s likely that Couric will sign a new deal at the network, reports Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast.
A new deal may sign her at least through the 2012 elections, the story says. But Couric reportedly "is said to understand that her stratospheric salary would have to come down to earth," Kurtz writes.
CBS, meanwhile, doesn’t have a succession plan if Couric leaves, so that makes it likely that the network and Couric won’t part ways, the story adds. "She is, of course, weighing other feelers and offers. Couric could start a syndicated daytime show, or start her own production company," the article says. But "Couric claims to be too busy with the campaign to focus on What Comes Next."