Couric to Announce This Week What Many Already Suspect

Apr 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Katie Couric is expected to announce this week “one of the worst-kept secrets in television,” reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. According to the story, the anchor will announce her departure from the "CBS Evening News."

CBS plans to name the new anchor during the first week of May, with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley expected to get the job, the story notes. The network will have a month for the transition, as Couric’s contract with CBS ends on June 4, the article says.

CBS executives are interviewing potential executive producers of the newscast with Pelley, the article adds.


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  1. This is no surprise. I am surprised though that she lasted as long as she did on the Nightly News. I liked Katie Couric when she was on the Today Show and felt the move to news anchor was a mistake. It was. She lacks the perseverance needed as a solo news anchor. It is a shame too that she never got out of the cellar in ratings. I think a talk show on her own is also a mistake. She is a good ensemble person, not solo.

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