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Katie Couric

I'm LEAVING CBS News

4/26/2011 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katie Couric has finally made it official -- announcing moments ago that she's decided to "step down" from her post at the "CBS Evening News."

Katie Couric Leaving CBS

Couric told People.com, "In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

As for Couric's future in TV, she added, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."

Couric insists the details -- including which network she will land with -- are "still being discussed."

As TMZ previously reported, she is talking with CBS about a possible daytime syndicated show ... in addition in continuing with the news division -- probably "60 Minutes."

Couric's contract is up in June -- it's likely she won't leave the show until then.

TMZ broke the story -- Katie's replacement will be "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley -- we're told that announcement will be made sometime around May 6.

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136.

Chopper    

seeya beotch............next stop............"the view".

1213 days ago
137.

Karl    

She has by all accounts been an abysmal failure as a news anchor.
CBS News has had the lowest ratings ever under her time as anchor.
She recently took a pay cut based on those ratings. There was no talk or discussion of renewing her contract based on those ratings.
She came from the Today show which is a purely info-tainment venue. She did not have the serious background in journalism need to carry a show like CBS News. Her left-wing bias along with that of CBS no doubt also played a large part in her failure to capture a national audience. It comes as no surprise that she wants to return to an entertainment format likely a left-wing talk show on MSNBC?

1213 days ago
138.

Gil Barrett    

Obviously Couric won't be doing anything remotely associated with a News type show, since she wouldn't recognize a bona-fide news story if she tripped over it.

Good riddance !

1213 days ago
139.

zaks5thave    

Does she even know what multi-dimensional story telling is? Isn't multi-dimensional story telling another name for lying? As a liberal shill she is very adept at that.

1213 days ago
140.

Frank    

Blah, Blah, Blah. A ton of analysis and they won't say what the crux of the matter really centers around. People just aren't buying what the Main Stream Media is selling anymore. If we want to see a shill and apologist for BHO and the Left, we turn to Fox and watch them cover Jay Carney at a White House news briefing.

1213 days ago
141.

Cody    

Is that cellphone from like 1999?

1213 days ago
142.

klipper    

katie couric took an axe
gave ms. palin 40 whacks
when she saw what she had done
gave her network 41

1213 days ago
143.

Jay    

WTF is multi-dimensional? Story telling? Cat in the hat? Charlotte's Web? WTF is she talking about?

1213 days ago
144.

brian    

As for Couric's future in TV, she added, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."

At least she acknowledges it was story telling...

1213 days ago
145.

Harleygent    

RIP Katie, now you can become what you have always wanted, a multi-demensional teleprompter reader. Your stepping up from a one demensional teleprompter reader. There really is a Peter Principal. That smirk has turned off many people. Please go on Cable because I don't use cable any more.

1213 days ago
146.

phil    

"I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling." Hmmm... so CBS wasn't allowing her to do enough "storytelling?" Seems to me that's what she does every night as the CBS News anchor?

1213 days ago
147.

Edward    

Wish the old c##t would leave the US and take her untalented ass with her. All she does is read from a telepropter. Just a mouth piece for the liberals. Worthless flesh.

1213 days ago
148.

LaVonne    

I better hurry and watch 1 show before she leaves. If I do, it would be first and last. Good to see her go.

1213 days ago
149.

Dee Merk    

She has been a disgrace to professionalism and her alma mater, UVA.

1213 days ago
150.

steamed    

LOL - looking for more multi-dimensional story telling (aka Liberal lies and spin).

1213 days ago
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