Showrunner Named to Replace Jeff Zucker on ‘Katie’

Dec 20, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show "Katie" has named a new showrunner and executive producer to take over for Jeff Zucker, reports Deadline.com.

Michael Morrison, most recently executive producer of Hallmark Channel’s "The Martha Stewart Show," has been tapped to oversee the show, the story reports.

Zucker, who co-owns the show with Couric, is leaving the program to take over leadership of CNN next month. Disney-ABC has been meeting with potential replacements, with the goal to have someone in place by year-end, the story notes.

Morrison, before working on "The Martha Stewart Show’s” sole season on Hallmark, was previously a programming consultant and executive producer at A&E. He helped debut "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," the piece notes.

"Katie" has established itself as the top-rated new syndicated daytime talk show this season.

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