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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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juliana    

well wel Tmz always ready for good news....

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1234 days ago
47.

always    

This old bat is dating a guy young enough to be her son, she is really hanging on to her youth. Can't stand her.

1234 days ago
48.

MacGuffin    

She's great in the softer stories. Just never had the gravitas needed to sit and read the national news at 6:30 PM.

1234 days ago
49.

Missy    

She needs to retire already!

1234 days ago
50.

billy    

"..but feels her role as the anchor of the CBS Evening News is too limiting"

Yeah, right. I heard Walter Cronkite felt the same way, but just suffered in silence.

1234 days ago
51.

ralph    

1 out of 2 Americans can read a teleprompter better than she can.

1234 days ago
52.

Puckett    

CBS should have bit the bullet paid off her contract and replaced her years ago. Guess nobody wanted to owe up to the mistake.

1234 days ago
53.

3Storms    

Too confining? REALLY? She gets paid $15 million a year to sit at a frickin desk for 30 minutes a day, and she can't even do that right with the mani[pulative Bs she spounts off as "news."

1234 days ago
54.

Smarter Human    

Both she and Sawyer SUCK as anchors. If they had to go with a woman, there are plenty of other real journalists they could have chosen. There should never be 'soft focus' on a news anchor and the stories shouldn't be syrupy sweet and feminine. That's not what news is. I can't stand watching these two bimbos ruin the news.

1234 days ago
55.

Travis    

psssst katie just exit already nobody cares.........WWW.CHEATERVILLE.COM is a brand new site that is dedicated to expose and stop cheaters! Post a picture and a story about a cheater ANONYMOUSLY and FREE! Vote on the cheater of the day! Play the CHEATERVILLE games WHACK-A-CHEAT and SHEEN SHOOT OUT! Brand new site that launched Valentines day and CHEATERVILLE has already over 8 MILLION HITS!! Advertising running this week on the HOWARD STERN SHOW!! Read all the posts about cheaters there are TONS but you have to REGISTER NOW for FREE!!! Dont be the last to know.....

1234 days ago
56.

Rhonda    

I would have a lot more respect for CBS if they were the ones getting rid of her. They made a horrible mistake in putting her in that position in the first place. Her popularity came from being funny and witty, which are characteristics that have no place on the seriousness of the evening news.

1234 days ago
57.

Mary    

Please, ABC, do not hire this inept person!!! CBS' baggage for too long, and before that, she belonged to NBC. She cannot give an intelligent interview without screwing up with dumb questions!!!

1234 days ago
58.

Gene Hardin    

I came to the conclusion that Katie like so many other news broadcasters/reporters are really not what the seem. It was easy to see how bias she was so I stopped watching. It's like she works for the democratic party.

1234 days ago
59.

Cartman    

Old hag needs to retire.

1234 days ago
60.

paigehop    

Megan Kelly of FOXNEWS would be an excellent replacement! Not syrupy sweet, is professional and can hang with the big boys!

1234 days ago
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