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Katie Couric

Her GMA Hosting

Pisses Off 'GMA' Staffers

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

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

933 days ago


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

933 days ago

Sin D    

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

933 days ago

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Noooooooo Turd-lick!Yuck

933 days ago


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.

933 days ago


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

933 days ago

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.

933 days ago


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

933 days ago

j Rev Sharpton!!!

933 days ago


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.

933 days ago


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.

933 days ago

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.

933 days ago


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

933 days ago


Nice facial work, Katie. Kudos to your doctor.

933 days ago


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

933 days ago
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