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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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Lonny    

She should never had gotten that gig in the first place. Everyone knows she is not hard news. She is a fluff girl.

1212 days ago
17.

Zelda    

Read between the lines, she was fired. Her ratings were low low low. I never watched , can't stand her.

1212 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

she never should of had that job in the first place.Its takes a man to do a mans job.

1212 days ago
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dianne    

I watched the Letterman show the other night and all she was was a front man for the Obamanation. I thought news journalist were supposed to be unbiased. Obviously somewhere along the way that line was crossed by a lot libtards, like Katie.

1212 days ago
20.

Simon    

Piers Morgan, please report to the nearest bus as soon as possible. So, we can throw you under it. Thank you.

CNN

1212 days ago
21.

montanahank    

She was never worth the money she should have been gone along time ago. Katie is a terrible journalist.

1212 days ago
22.

livereater    

i thought katie had retired years ago.

1212 days ago
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Michael    


Funny how Diane Sawyer has complete credibility in my book and Couric came across as a bleach blond bubble headed bimbo.
Posted at 7:42 AM on Apr 4, 2011 by Weasel
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Weasel, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE!
I have no problem with the anchor being a woman, I've seen several women over the years with the skillset to do it. Diane is a perfect example of am extremely talented person up for the challenge.

In contrast...
Katie has always been, at best, a bland personality marginally suited for morning interviews. Back in the 80's and 90's she was kind of "cute" too, which helped sell her routine.

Now that she's bombed for several years under the spotlight and she's pushing 60, it isn't "cute" anymore. These days she has a really hard look and she gives off absolutely no personality or believability on camera.

Honestly, to me she looks bored, like a housewife "phoning it in" and telling you she's too tired every night, when in fact she's nailing your best friend three times a week at a seedy hotel across town, and charging it to YOUR Credit Card.

1212 days ago
24.

TPF    

At least she won't have to screw the boss to get promoted as she has actually stated in her own words. No morals, ethics, and no talent. Won't miss her overpaid, over rated voice and face at all.

1212 days ago
25.

Michael    

i thought katie had retired years ago.

Posted at 7:57 AM on Apr 4, 2011 by livereater

She did, right before she took the job as an anchor at CBS.
Since then she's been on the highest paid vacation ever.

1212 days ago
26.

Michael    

Yep you can put a $150,000 set of 8 carat each diamond earrings on a pig, it's still a pig.

1212 days ago
27.

jmix    

She can go ''dance''with Brittney,or open for Charlie Sheen..

1212 days ago
28.

Ih8Taxes    

Katie who?

1212 days ago
29.

janet    

Couric's contract is up. Not re-newed. That simple.

1212 days ago
30.

hihat    

Low ratings make news anchors consider their options -- and not voluntarily!

1212 days ago
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