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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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121.

Puckett    

lol she acts like she had a choice in the matter. Good riddance to her...

1189 days ago
122.

klipper    

inept, juvenile, hostile...

1189 days ago
123.

klipper    

couric's reporting: inept, juvenile, hostile

couric's personality: revolting; cute-and-perky on the outside; total bitch on the inside.

1189 days ago
124.

klipper    

couric's reporting: juvenile, inept, hostile

couric's personality: revolting, 'cute-and perky'-on-the-outside; total bitch on the inside.

1189 days ago
125.

Fanny Forbes Franklen    

Please take your millions and just go away. Take Oprah with you too.

----- http://911essentials.com

1189 days ago
126.

Terryl    

I new that want she was reporting didn't sound right. "she added, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."" So much for the truth.

1189 days ago
127.

Bob Stockton    

Why not? She's been telling stories as a news anchor for years.

1189 days ago
128.

Edvin smith    

What reason for leaving the News channel?

Hydroxatone

1189 days ago
129.

greggor    

"I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."

Oh really? Is there a platform more engaged in multi-dimensional storytelling than that of CBS news? That's gonna be one tough task, Katie.

1189 days ago
130.

hillcoguy    

As the first million dollar anchor woman, what's she going to do with all her money? Give it to 0'bammy to "spread around"? Bet she won't!

1189 days ago
131.

The Bobster    

When Chipmunk Cheeks gave her version of the news, she was "storytelling".

1189 days ago
132.

florian    

she says "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."

I thought that is what her news coverage was, just storytelling as it sure wasn't journalism when it was about the libs or obama

1189 days ago
133.

eric blair    

Where is this woman's fan base? She don't have one except upper Manhattan, the rest of the country her a resounding thumbs down at CBS and now someone will throw huge money at her for a tepid low rated talk show. They'll be great fanfare, lotsa women's rags covers, some emotional interviews then ZZZZZZZ! She's not as sleazy as Maury and Jerry and in no way is a respected journalist the likes of 60 minutes crew or for that matter have an audience appeal the likes of Ellen and Judge Judy - yet they'll pay her big money.

You heard it here first, just like years back when I predicted she would sink even deeper than Dan the Weird in the anchor chair. What a frozen manufactured fraud this perky 55 year old be.

1189 days ago
134.

DONNA     

Katie only reason you are leaving your contract up and no offer
due to your viewers dropping.
What goes around comes around.

1189 days ago
135.

Jenny    

She was cute for about 20 minutes when she first started with Greg Gumbel or whoever about 20 years ago. Then she got annoying.

1189 days ago
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