Katie Couric Signs Off at CBS News Thursday

When Katie Couric wraps the CBS Evening News broadcast Thursday night, she’ll be making news herself. It will be Couric’s last appearance at CBS, the end of a run that made her — on September 5, 2006 — the first weeknight solo female anchor at any of the “Big Three” networks. As a newscaster, Couric […]

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Couric To Leave CBS Newscast Next Week

NEW YORK – Katie Couric will make her exit from the “CBS Evening News” next Thursday. The network on Friday announced her exit date. She’ll be leaving short of five years as CBS’ top anchor, and shy of the June 4 expiration date of her contract. Scott Pelley will take over as the new “CBS […]

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TV News Vet Jumps Networks

NEW YORK – Veteran television executive Rick Kaplan, most recently Katie Couric’s producer at CBS, is returning to ABC to run “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Thursday that Kaplan will also oversee 2012 political coverage. “This Week” will remain Washington-based, with Kaplan splitting time between New York and Washington. […]

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CBS Drops Talk Show Plans For Katie Couric

By Alex Ben Block LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – CBS has pulled its offer to produce a syndicated talk show for outgoing evening news anchor Katie Couric, and she is now considering a deal at ABC. A source close to the CBS discussions said the company decided about a week and a half ago to […]

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Sarah Palin Mocks Katie Couric’s Departure

Sarah Palin will not miss Katie Couric at CBS. Palin took news of Couric’s departure from the “CBS Evening News” as an opportunity to roll her eyes and mock the anchor who conducted the damaging 2008 interview in which Palin came off less-than-informed. Palin memorably couldn’t come up with names of newspapers she reads when […]

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What Katie Couric’s Likely Successor Will Bring

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — The appointment five years ago of Katie Couric as evening news anchor represented a bold step, certainly something new for CBS News. Her likely successor, Scott Pelley, hearkens back to a day when CBS was the gold standard in television news. Pelley, the “60 Minutes” correspondent who has worked […]

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Katie Couric’s Rival Anchors React to Her Announcement

Rival network news anchors Brian Williams of NBC and Diane Sawyer of ABC both reacted to Katie Couric’s announcement Tuesday that she’s leaving “The CBS Evening News,” which she has anchored for five years. Williams and Sawyer reported the story on their own newscasts Tuesday evening. Coincidentally, both reports clocked in at the same length […]

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