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Katie Couric Officially Leaving 'CBS Evening News'

by PopEater Staff, posted Apr 26th 2011 3:45PM
Katie Couric Announces Departure from 'CBS Evening News' Katie Couric has made it official: She'll sign off for good from her position at 'CBS Evening News' in the coming months.

While there have been rumors for weeks regarding a potential career change for Couric, the anchor hadn't officially announced anything until today, when she confirmed the news to PEOPLE.

"I have decided to step down from the 'CBS Evening News,'" Couric announced. "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."

The 54-year-old reporter, who joined CBS in 2006, says of her next move, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling... I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."

Couric isn't going to end her run at CBS on a low note, however. The host, who covered the Egyptian Revolution from Cairo earlier this year, will interview Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, in addition to providing coverage of the royal wedding for CBS, before she departs.

Rounding out her already impressive resume, the mother of two released 'The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives,' a book of essays, in April. Avid philanthropist Couric is donating all proceeds from the book to Scholarship America, a charity that helps students earn college degrees.

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tantalon

Goodbye Katie, you dolt. Don't forget to take your liberal bias, slanted reporting, softball questioning of leftist luminaries, and, oh yes, please take ALL VIDEOS of your colonoscopies with you.

April 26 2011 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eludium Q36

Would've been helpful if you reported when her contract expires since that would tell us how much longer she's got there.

April 26 2011 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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