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Couric

Will Leave CBS

On Her Terms

4/11/2008 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected to the whole CBS megillah with Katie Couric tell TMZ Katie will probably jettison the evening news anchor chair for good, but not before the election.

Here's the lowdown. CBS hasn't delivered on any of the promises that lured Couric to the network in the first place -- generally, they said they would adjust the newscast to her skills, but in fact it's almost the same Metamucil broadcast as before. We're told she's frustrated and there is "strong interest" on the part of CNN, in particular to replace Mr. King when he retires.

We're also told several talk show syndicators have already contacted Couric's reps because they think she has enough heat to break into daytime. It's not a done deal that she'll choose CNN over talk, but right now both options are on the table.

As for the stories that CBS is pushing her out -- not true, because of two words: Les Moonves. He's been her guru and will let it all play out the way that's best for her. And, we're told CBS will continue to use Couric in other roles.

So the stories that she's leaving in two weeks are bogus, but expect it to happen after the election.

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blt    

Not a big surprise.

2197 days ago
2.

pattie in cali    

who freakin cares???????????????????????????

2197 days ago
3.

Cam    

Katie can try to blame CBS all she wants, but every change she tried sent ratings into a tailspin. The problem is, people thought that the Todays show audience was based somehow on Kaite, and they would loyally follow her to the news. Wrong, Katie was lucky to have had the Today job and should not have left, new younger viewers will not watch the evening news because they can get their news all day on the internet, and she is not a serious journalist in a way that would attract older viewers. She was wrong from the start and in her arrogence didn't realise that.

2197 days ago
4.

I breastfed a 3 year old    

she looks rough. has she ever heard of sunscreen?

2197 days ago
5.

He's Boring now    

Shes the Hillary of Network News. Its all about her, what she wants, what she likes, her way, her view, not interested in others, a real monster with the hired help both at the studio and at home, surrounds herself with mammy pamsy men, and truly is ruthless under that facade. Katie is the Hillary of Network News. CBS got its 15 million worth huh? Thanks a lot CBS, you fired all the good local talent in major markets because of this mistake, so Couric cost a lot of good people their job and livelihoods.

This isnt News anymore, its Entertainment and Gossip and Katie Couric is the torch bearer for bringing it down.

Let her take over for Larry King, if the old fart will ever leave, which he says he wont...she will fail there too, because frankly Kaite, we dont give a damn about you anymore. Its called the Internet.

2197 days ago
6.

rosie    

To #3 by cambel, amen! You are 100% right. Katie Couric made the biggest career mistake of her life when she left "Today". I too agree that her arrogence will keep her from ever admitting that. As for her replacing Larry King? Oh puleez! It is painful enough to watch him make an ass of himself in his interviews..now you want to throw Katie into the mix? NOT!

2197 days ago
7.

He's Boring now    

I heard shes a real tightwad. Makes a ton of money and buys a used car. And she has a reputation for being just rude and near vicious with her housekeepers and butler.

She was kind of good once, a long long time ago when she stood up to that arrogant Gumbel. But now she has become him, only with a phony smile and concerned look on her face when doing the news. She doesnt care about us, just her ego, career, and elbow rubbing. She is a shameful Journalist. May she go the way of Dan Rather. Off to the sunset, bitter, angry, and blaming.

2197 days ago
8.

Valerie    

She really needs a new makeup artist--the creamed eyecolors and fully lined lips have got to go.

2197 days ago
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He's Boring now    

wow, TMZ just changed her photo...the original one showed her with her eyes closed..now a few minutes later the eyes are open..what happened? You get a call from "katies people", saying you're hurting her image?

Not too worry, she already did that all on her own. She should be humilated, taking that kind of money and doing that poorly. How dare she ever cover a news story about overpaid and underperforming Executives or Government Officials.

How Dare she

2197 days ago
10.

KIaren    

What a DIVA!!! Many years ago, she got me hooked on the Today Show, and Her.. Over time, especially after her husband died, she has turned into the nightmare that I guess she always was, but just had me fooled, for a long, long time. Heartbreaking, I once really did like her.

2197 days ago
11.

JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

AH, BOO HOOOOO! THE WHITE AGING AND UNNATRACTIVE SLIT MOUTH WHITE CHICK GETTING 15 MILLION A YEAR IS BEING PUSHED OUT OF THE OLD WHITE BOYS ANCHOR CHAIR. BOO HOO.

GO CRY IN YOUR MILLIONS COURIC. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SCRUB TOLIETS FOR A LIVING!

GIVE ME A BREAK!

2197 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

#5...........YOU'RE A HATEFUL PERSON ........."REMEMBER" WHAT GOES AROUND , COMES AROUND ( DON'T

EXPECT GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN FOR YOU ) ....YOU OWN FAULT .............YOU'VE A NEGITIVE ATTITUDE

AND GUESS WHAT , NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOU EITHER ................

AS FAR AS KATY , EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT FOR HER ...........CBS WILL FOUND SOMEONE TAKE KATY'S

SPOT .......... THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE , THEY'VE A HORRIBLE ATTITUDE , NOTHING POSITIVE .....

CHANGE IT AROUND AND THINK POSITIVE ,,,,,,,,,,GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN ..............

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FOR ALL THE MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE THINK POSITIVE , FINANCIALLY THINGS WILL TURN AROUND

POSITIVE ...............YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S HURTING THE WORSE , IT WILL GET BETTER ..............

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THERE'S NO RECESSION , WHAT DOES HE KNOW , NOTHING .......

GREENSPAN SAID WE'RE IN A RECESSION , I CAN BELIEVE THAT , WHY BECAUSE

POOR AND RICH PEOPLE AREN'T HURTING , IT'S ALWAYS THE HARD WORKING MIDDLE CLASS

WHO'S WORKS THE MOST , WHO 'S DEVOTED AND TAKE PRIDE IN THERE JOBS AND WORKS

LONGERRRRRR IN HOURS ............

SO WE'VE TO THINK POSITIVE AND GET PAST THIS ...........BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WILL DO

IT FOR YOU ..............WE CAN DO IT ON OUR OWN ..............

2197 days ago
13.

tracey    

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2197 days ago
14.

annoyed    

I used to like her. Now I couldnt care less. Yawwwwn.

2197 days ago
15.

Dean of OK    

I like Katie and always have starting with her younger days at NBC. She is a very accomplished journalist and maybe CBS isn't the right place for her but she does belong somewhere in broadcast journalism. Give her a break. She is in a cutthroat business.

2197 days ago
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