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Katie Couric

I May End Up Taking a Big Pay Cut

But Hey, It's a Part-Time Job!

12/15/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Couric
 actually scored millions of dollars with her new contract ... but it could end up being a huge paycut if her talk show goes away ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Katie tell TMZ, she'll be raking in $6 million a year from Yahoo in her new role as "Global Anchor."  That pales in comparison to her role as anchor of the CBS Evening News, where we're told she was pulling in $15 mil a year.

At ABC, we're told Katie's company had an overall deal that grossed $20 mil a year, but not all of that went to Katie personally. 

We're told she's leaving ABC news entirely, and although her talk show has not been cancelled, it would be shocking if it didn't go away at the end of the TV season.

Now here's the best part -- the Yahoo! job is a part-time gig. 

So we gotta ask ...



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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Katie Couric is a NASTY SKANK

221 days ago
2.

Umanyways    

Great! More money for other people now. Thanks for not being totally greedy Katie ;)

221 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

The salaries for big names on tv are just amazing!

221 days ago
4.

PitBullLover    

yet another so OVER paid television personality it is disgusting....

221 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

This dimwit is seriously as stupid as she looks and has ZERO class.

221 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Katie had a good long run but it's been over for a while and grasping at straws tends to drag down any memories of being at the top of your game. Case in point: Barbara Walters.

221 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

KATIE COURIC THE DIRTY LITTLE SLIME BALL

221 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Thanks to this loser and her deceitful ways, the country has suffered at the hands of dishonest OBOZO for 5 years. Nice job Katie, F'n Retard.

221 days ago
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shiker    

News journalist Question of the winter? How many months does Piers Morgan have left at CNN? (less than 11)...Bet you Katie will be in his chair by October 1st 2014, Just in time for mid-term elections.
Funny how she dropped ABC News the same week she supposedly had talks with former "Katie" production partner/NBC boss/personal friend Jeff "CNN" Zucker and claimed the discussions went no where...Truth is I betcha?, she got ABC News contract out of the way for CNN. Then you may wonder if Yahoo would be in the way? I'm sure they'll be ok partnering with a International TV outlet for Katie's news services. Like CNN & CBS News already has with Andy Cooper.

221 days ago
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shiker    

News journalist Question of the winter? How many months does Piers Morgan have left at CNN? (less than 11)...Bet you Katie will be in his chair by October 1st 2014, Just in time for mid-term elections.
Funny how she dropped ABC News the same week she supposedly had talks with former "Katie" production partner/NBC boss/personal friend Jeff "CNN" Zucker and claimed the discussions went no where...Truth is I betcha?, she got ABC News contract out of the way for CNN. Then you may wonder if Yahoo would be in the way? I'm sure they'll be ok partnering with a International TV outlet for Katie's news services. Like CNN & CBS News already has with Andy Cooper.

221 days ago
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Keith    

My guess is since this is only a part time gig - Katie will be moving over to CNN next year to work with her old boss Jeff Zucker. She will be replacing Piers Morgan who makes about 8 Million a year at CNN. The Yahoo gig combined with CNN means that Katie will still be raking in the big money . Just my guess

221 days ago
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pattycake    

Like she needs a nickel more..just go sit down

221 days ago
13.

David     

These liberal celebrities are never satisfied with their millions. Then they go around saying Republicans are the only rich people. Fools are the ones who believe them.

221 days ago
14.

Mikey    

Bunch of lazy bastards!

221 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Where is the option "would you prefer TMZ to use a proofreader/editor because our articles all can't be grammatically correct for sh1t"

220 days ago
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