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Katie Couric

Her GMA Hosting

Pisses Off 'GMA' Staffers

4/2/2012 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Katie Couric
's debut as a fill-in host this week on "Good Morning America" has pissed off some of the GMA staff, who feel it's a slap in the face to vacationing co-host Robin Roberts.

GMA is breathing down the neck of "Today" and could overtake it in the ratings this week, breaking years of NBC morning show dominance. Katie's week-long stint -- along with the fact that millions of people have their TV sets tuned to ABC because of "Dancing with the Stars" -- could put it over the top.

Our GMA sources tell us it's disgusting that honchos chose the week that Robin was on vacation to put Katie on the show. They note Robin has been co-hosting GMA since 2005 and is a big reason the show is doing so well.

As one insider put it, "They should have put Katie on when George was on vacation."

And the contingent of GMA staffers who are pissed off is large -- because Robin is well-liked. And, sources tells us, although Robin is unhappy with the Katie move, she has not badmouthed anyone.



As for Katie, ABC sources say she had nothing to do with the decision to fill in and she was very conscious today that she was a "visitor on the set."

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Ace    

Katie is still hot...give her a break.

881 days ago
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PT    

Sour grapes... don't sweat it, Katie.

881 days ago
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Sin D    

Oh Whaaaa. For Gods sake its a TV show...who gives a poo

881 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Noooooooo Turd-lick!Yuck

881 days ago
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Tinalouise    

TMZ..I don't buy any of this **** you are trying to sell. I watched and everyone seemed very happy Katie was there, she did a good job and I am sure if it brings in high ratings they don't give two craps when Katie filled in or for who. This is just stupid rumors trying to make something out of nothing.

881 days ago
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TxGal    

Don't care to watch Katie. Never liked the woman will take note not to watch GMA this week.

881 days ago
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moe l.    

Couric is a libertard that no one wants to listen to anymore. Why do you think she got the 'heave-ho' from he anchor spot? Funny that the studio still thinks she's relevant.

881 days ago
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Nyd    

Katie an George, to democrat shills, masquerading as journalists.

881 days ago
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j    

Quick...call Rev Sharpton!!!

881 days ago
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Muse.ical    

I LUV Robin Roberts. She's a wonderful host, she's pretty and has a beautiful/smooth/soothing voice for TV/radio and is the consummate professional. Katie Couric, not so much. Katie's getting rough-looking and isn't so appealing to look at or listen to. She should retire.

881 days ago
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Denver    

So Katie's appearance for one week could put GMA in the number one spot over Today. Hmm. That alone might suggest that the current line up needs changing.

881 days ago
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Umm ok...    

Katie Couric is straight up ANNOYING! Robin Roberts is likable and doesn't try to act like the whole show is about her, maybe the Today Show should hire Robin Roberts.

881 days ago
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3Storms    

Let all the biased manipulative people who see themselves more as puppetmasters than professional journalists cannibalize each other.

881 days ago
14.

R    

Nice facial work, Katie. Kudos to your doctor.

881 days ago
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Jennifer    

You can only have so many facelifts before you start looking like a latex mask.

881 days ago
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