Katie Couric is officially leaving the CBS Evening News. She told People, “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News…I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we’ve been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I’ve done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future…”I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling,”
Rumors are that ABC is trying to woo her over promising her the moon, except for the Evening News. I bet she declines, and launches a syndicated talk show trying to takeover the Big O’s spot–that’s where the real money is…plus she’ll have creative freedom. I know she’s no Oprah, but she has street cred, and could fill those shoes in her own way.
‘Tis the year for newcasters moving on to bigger and better things.