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Katie Couric Has NOT Made CBS Exit Deal

4/4/2011 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katie Couric has not officially quit CBS, but nonetheless network sources tell us it's a virtual certainty that she will be leaving.

Katie Couric

Sources connected with Couric tell us ... Katie has no hard feelings toward CBS and may end up staying at the network, but feels her role as anchor of the CBS Evening News has been way too confining.

We're told Couric is most interested in doing a syndicated show -- probably a talk show -- but wants to end up somewhere that has a news operation where she can contribute.  Sources say she's in serious talks with CBS, NBC and CNN.  Her reps are talking to ABC, but that's a long shot.

Katie's exit from CBS Evening News is "not 100%" but it's just a matter of time before Katie announces her departure -- sources say it will come in the next few weeks.

Katie's plan is to start a syndicated show in September, 2012.

As far as front-runners, a Katie source says there are none -- "Everything and everyone is in play."


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Stiletto    

As bad as she sucked...she should be in a brothel earning her cash.

1115 days ago
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RealityBites    

Earth to Katie...you aren't "all that" haven't watched you once since you took over the evening news....I'm sure I'm not alone.

1115 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

Katie seems to be confused. Changing your venue is not going to change the viewers opinion of you. Sorry Katie, time has passed you by and the right thing would be to step aside or would that be to "confining" for you?

1115 days ago
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AyeJay    

You go girl, ahaa.

1115 days ago
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livereater    

i thought katie retired years ago.

1115 days ago
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Carl    

Katie is at her best in an interview or morning show situation. Evening news anchor was never the right fit. That's nothing against her, I mean Tom Brokaw hosting the Today show would be even stranger. People are just adapted to different situations.

1115 days ago
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Muppet    

Good luck to Katie in whatever avenue she takes. She needs to break away from the anchor position, she's become so blase. Time to get the spirit back.

1115 days ago
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JJ    

She's NO longer believable.

She's NOT a news caster but a political "plant".

Maybe I'll start watching CBS again; I guess they're learning that the American Public doesn't think much of her or Dan Rather; the fool.

1115 days ago
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jen    

never watched her on the NEWS and won't watch her on a boring talk show....please retire and step aside....you so 80's...NOW, if you could get ANN CURRAY for the news desk oe talk show that would BE AWESOME....

1115 days ago
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noteabagger    

Bring back Dan Rather.

1115 days ago
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WTF    

Seems to me she has decided to bail on that crappy news organization BEFORE they do to her what they did to Harry, Maggie and Dave. Hey CBS. The problem is not with the anchors! You need to fix the management and production. After all these years why haven't you figured that out yet?

1115 days ago
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Michael    

THE TRUTH...

Katie's ratings have always been horrible, from day one. The man she replaced pulled almost 50% more viewers than she ever did. However, she had an IRON CLAD contract and they were absolutely screwed at CBS, because she is being paid more than most of her competition and she really, really sucks as an anchor.

If you have watched closely, they have tried many different formats with her, it never helped. Crap ratings are crap ratings, Walter Cronkite has to be turning in his grave about now.

She knows better, she knows they will never hire her again at CBS [or forget what a flop she was], and all of this exit talk is just her "Oksana" style PR for whomever is sucker enough to offer her a high profile position.

Honestly, I think she has about the same chance of getting a high profile news job on a network again, as Lindsey Lohan has of being the lead in a big budget Hollywood movie, or Charlie Sheen has of being hired by any TV show, ever again.

1115 days ago
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Weasel    

Funny how Diane Sawyer has complete credibility in my book and Couric came across as a bleach blond bubble headed bimbo.

1115 days ago
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Sally    

Thank God, a little of this womaen goes a very long way and we all need a rest from her.

1115 days ago
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Lance    

I haven't watched CBS since she got the job there. She's so bad and paid so much - what's wrong with the management there (CBS)? Maybe now I can go back to watching the news!

1115 days ago
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