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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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Jake    

Doesn't matter, I won't watch anything she does or will do in the future anyway. What a waste of female talent of which she has little.

1211 days ago
152.

Joey    

Katie is looking for more creative ways to lie through her teeth.

1211 days ago
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moe l.    

"Story-telling" is right - she tells stories in her own biased way and the public did not like it. She is the farthest thing from a "Journalist"there is.

1211 days ago
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saxifrage    

Mama always said not to judge folks by their looks (cause they can't help how they look) but GAD!!! Those nasty little teeth and that BIG GUMMY GRIN! Skinny, sinewy legs, and big feet! Straw hair and stupid eyes with a nasty glint! And, that (colossally stupid) "knowing" smirk!!!

Her LEFTIST LONGINGS were the worst! She is SO STUPID and will never understand what she does not understand! She willingly took TOP MONEY for doing the WORST job in history! She is a giant embarrassment for the network; I pity anyone who has to work “under” her! She has NO BRAINS and NO SHAME!!!

1211 days ago
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Zorrochic    

NEW WORLD ORDER....that is why Couric, Lauer, Merideth, Jeff Zucker are all leaving the channel. George Soros held a "NWO Media Conference" a couple of weeks ago in NH. It is his goal to start a "NEW WORLD MEDIA" and that is where they are all going.

1211 days ago
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matinva    

She wants to do more 'storytelling'? That's what she's been doing for CBS for years! Storytelling isn't quite the same as real news reporting and she's a blatant partisan, which makes her 'reporting' questionable, at best.

1211 days ago
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Scott Payne    

"multi-dimensional stories"... So is that the new term for inconsequential reportage at a mid-market affiliate? As if she were qualified for that. Proving Murphy's Law, Katie is nothing but a star-struck cliche who proved her inability to be taken seriously. Who knew someone could be worse than Dan Rather? Good riddance... better late than never.

1211 days ago
158.

KAM    

I would've been more excited if they told me she was off the TV for good...........

AND TAKE KATHY LEE GIFFORD W/ YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

1211 days ago
159.

circle8    

She has been feeding stories with a commie tilt since she opened her big fat mouth. Good bye and stay away.

1211 days ago
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saxifrage    

How does anyone communicate with someone as "thick" as Katie?

How does anyone get through that arrogant shield of dim-witted, block-headed, stupidity?

Like Connie Chung, Katie is not able to connect the dots! However, Katie is even more stubborn than Connie. Always SO SURE of her position, yet always off the mark!

What a doofus! The staff must be SO RELIEVED!

1211 days ago
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DanaDee    

Katie Couric would have to become more multi-idealogical before she can become a more multi-dimensional storyteller!

1211 days ago
162.

RJ    

Katie needs to hang it up. No one wants to watch her any more and as for her replacement.....I HATE HIM EVEN MORE!!! When ever he did a story on 60 minutes, I changed the channel. CBS better try again.

1211 days ago
163.

Ackston    

By multidimensional she means liberal spin and a narrative biased toward the left.

1211 days ago
164.

zbacku    

How about LESS 'multi-dimensional storytelling.' and more unbiased 'NEWS' reporting.

1211 days ago
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Studley Buck    

Crabby Katie kicked to the curb by CBS. Good riddance.!

1211 days ago
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