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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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KicksandGiggles    

.... and we should give a crap because ?????? .....

1186 days ago
17.

jen    

she stinks......who cares what she does.....maybe stay at home with her kids...oops... they are probly adults now.....she is soooo yesterday....move on and up tv stations......

1186 days ago
18.

Meanie    

Maybe now she'll get those chipmunk teeth fixed.

1186 days ago
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mikeym    

We won't have to see those chicklet teeth anymore!

1186 days ago
20.

sam    

who cares?

1186 days ago
21.

Googie    

Agree w/Chaz about cutesy thing wore out in 90s. Don't believe Couric that it was her decision, more like she never fit & CBS just let her finish her contract instead of admitting that it never worked. Harry Smith would be great replacement on news. I don't like the new morning team either. CBS making bad decisions after bad decisions.

1186 days ago
22.

Wiley    

Well, she'd look funny standing there after they already fired her. Does Katie know Lindsay? Read following article. You can't voluntarily do something that you've already been ordered to do. What f'n egos these people have.

1186 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

She makes it sound as if she had a choice. We all know better and she can add dishonesty to her list of accomplishments.

1186 days ago
24.

Mikey    

You Got Fired!

1186 days ago
25.

MoonDust    

Who cares, people get the news online now a days

1186 days ago
26.

jeff p    

Cronkite just came out of the witness protection program!

1186 days ago
27.

Frankie    

QUITTER!!! I am surprised she lasted this long.

1186 days ago
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michael moore    

It's not we watched her anyways. put some younger, ditsy chick and maybe I'll watch just for the visual effects.

1186 days ago
29.

B. Gumbell    

Told you so! over-rated

1186 days ago
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Rhubino    

"Pretty" picture #9 is plain scary.

1186 days ago
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