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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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91.

Butterfly    

THANK YOU, PUCKETT!

1234 days ago
92.

LoudMouth    

She seems to be a very nice person. I wish her well. But if you have ever watched her news broadcast or one of her 60 minutes segments, this lady has no business being on a serious national news program. She is stiff and has a bad monotone when she tries to get serious with someone important. Something fluffy is perfect for her.

1234 days ago
93.

Shanan Li    

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all so far left that real people no longer are tuning in to watch Katie and the other pour the Kool Aide!!

1234 days ago
94.

Steven    

CBS News ratings have been the LOWEST in it's HISTORY!!! with this perky skank..they should have pulled the trigger on her LONG ago!!! This is all on CBS exec, Les Moonves. One wonders if he will ever have the balls to axe his wife's show, and the hostess Julie Chen, of that lousy Big Brother 35, or, whatever number it has become now. That show is sooooo over! His actions with her and the show that she hosts could affect his future love life with her! You know?

1234 days ago
95.

jeff p    

That fugly picture of her says it all.....

1234 days ago
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lorree    

She messed up with her holier than thou outlook in some of her interviews. She thinks way more of herself than anyone else does, I have watched her for years but her smartass way of talking down to Palin did it for me. I am not that fond of Palin, but Katie was wrong in how she acted so much better than some of the ones she was talking to. Let her go somewhere else, she made many people stop watching and she did that all on her own. When some of those political interviews happened, we all said she just cut her own throat and sure enough. How is that I am better than you attitude working for you now Katie??

1234 days ago
97.

Rottweiler    

She is simply awful, always has been always will be a liberal leftist sub-standard journalist/entertainer. Jump off the planet with Oprah please do us all a favor. Now if you could just take Whoopie, Joy Behive and that wind bag Rosie life would be perfect.

1234 days ago
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Mich in California    

I agree, Diane Sawyer is very engaging and believable. There is something cloying and insincere about Katie's performance. I'm ready for her to retire. I don't even care to watch her on an AM show. She seems sort of conceited, like the not too smart girl in 6th grade who goes through a semi-cute phase and thinks she's the cat's pajamas. Diane's the real cat's pajamas.

1234 days ago
99.

darcy hill    

Katie ought to float a poll on how many people would watch her syndicated talk show before she quits her job. My answer would be NO! I haven't watched her in years.

1234 days ago
100.

Michael    

I look at it this way. There are 106 posts here on Katie, and 3 of them are "marginally" positive.

And she thinks she's going to be a morning talk host on a major network. Probably not...

1234 days ago
101.

jessie extortionist    

katie is the epitome of an anchor

she sank CBS

1233 days ago
102.

tcidda    

Perky Puss DIDN'T make it.tough break Perky i feel for ya???????????????

1233 days ago
103.

dee    

BOREING SHE IS GOOD BY

1233 days ago
104.

kris    

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE YOUR JOB, I DON'T WATCH THAT ONE, I DON'T WANT TO SEE ON 6 AT 4, GET SOMEONE YOUNG AND FRESH, SOMEONE WITH PERSONALITY!!!

1233 days ago
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HM    

I WILL NOT WATCH HER TALK SHOW. THERE IS TOO MANY OUT THEIR. EVEN IF SHE IS HOSTING---SHE IS A FAME HOGGER

1232 days ago
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